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Silver Oak Coffee - Single Estate: Finca Veracruz, Colombia

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Dried fruits, chocolate and lemon.

Finca Veracruz is part of the Santa Barbara Estate owned and run by the Echavarria family. It is a small farm of just 20 hectares of which 16 are under coffee. Located in the famed Antioquia region with rich volcanic soils and perfect micro climates the estate has gained a reputation for producing fine coffees. This is our second coffee from the Echavarria family the first being La Joyeria

Pedro Jr runs Veracruz and introduced the innovative cold fermentation method of processing. By controlling the temperature of the fermenting cherries Pedro is able to slow the process and thereby increase his degree of control over both the ph levels and bacterial activity ultimately resulting in a more consistent product.

The Estate employs 60 full time employees many of which benefit from free housing on the estate. Many have been with the Estate for in excess of 10 years creating a stable, reliable and knowledgeable workforce. The Estate also run a financial aid program for workers as well as a scholarship program for their children

Altitude: 1650m
Farm/Coop: Finca Veracruz
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Colombia - Amaga town
Process Method: Natural (Dry) - Cold fermentation and silo dried
Roast Profile: Medium light
Tasting Notes: Dried fruits, chocolate and lemon
Varietals: Colombia and Caturra

Roaster: Silver Oak Coffee

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast on TUESDAYs and sometimes on Saturdays if stocks are low. We dispatch orders Monday thru Friday by Royal Mail - 1st or 2nd class.

Orders for 1-3 bags are sent Royal Mail 1st Class. Orders for 4-7 bags are sent via a courier.

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Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.