Sweet Black Cherry and a Navel Orange zing.
RAW MATERIAL RED ASSOCIATIONS
This micro-lot is a little special. Our import partners Raw Material have created a project group called Red Associations with a clear goal to achieve stable and sustainable prices for community coffee lots through improved quality control, shared knowledge, and a connection to the specialty coffee market.
Villa María is a Colombian municipality located in the department of Caldas, next to Neira, Palestina, Chinchina and Manizales, which make up the South Central sub- region of the department. The region is fed by numerous sources of water and natural resources. Villa María is located a few kilometers from the city of Manizales,
whose urban areas are surrounded by the Chinchiná River.
This is the 2nd year we've been lucky enough to secure something special from Villa Maria. Last year was the straight up honey. This year we've got the Nuna Honey !
The Nuna dehydrator is basically a fancy drying cupboard. Temperature and humidity are precisely controlled holding a temperature of a maximum of 40 degrees celsius and 60% humidity. It provides a stable and controlled environment for the drying of the mucilage on the coffee resulting in more sweetness.
You can see from the pictures that this is not a large scale process. They've selected a particular lot from the harvest and processed it in this experimental way.