A sweet and round-bodied delight with lingering notes of mandarin, grapes and pecan nuts. This omni-roast brings great body and sweetness to an espresso while also holding great potential in filter brews with its scrumptious mixture of fruity and chocolate flavors. Colombia grows the largest volume of washed Arabicas in the world and the country in general holds a great reputation globally. But we didn’t settle for just any Colombian coffee. The Hacienda La Claudina is a highly reputed plantation located around 100km from Medellín. We picked this washed lot as the best after roasting and cupping a number of different lots from across the region (of various grades with different post-harvest processing).
The Hacienda La Claudina is located in Ciudad Bolívar, a traditional, Colombian coffee-town, about 100 km southwest of Medellín. From its grounds, you get a spectacular view all the way to the mountain chain called Los Farallones del Citara, which reaches up to a height of 3900 m.
Its coffee includes 100% washed Arabicas made out of the Colombian Castillo variety, which has been proved to be remarkably resistant to plant sicknesses. The Hacienda has several different micro-lots amongst which you can find the yellow bourbon variety. Also available are natural unwashed green coffees and honey-processed micro-lots. Around 60 plantation workers are in charge of picking the ripened beans from the plants during the harvest season.