We are honored to roast the 1st place lot from the 2021 Acevedo Cup! Maria is a force of a coffee producer and we can't overstate how talented she is and how delicious this lot is. This is a sophisticated and elegant selection, filled with deep black currant, singing guava-like acidity, delicate florals, and a very long finish.
La Marimba, Acevedo, Huila
Main; January, 2021
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects and depulped on the day of harvest. Fermented in cherry for 12 hours, pulped, and dry fermented for an additional 36 hours. Dried on raised beds until moisture content reaches 10-11%.
Maria Lunid is a young, second-generation coffee producer remarkably dedicated to quality. Her coffees continually show a complexity and depth rarely found, along with a ripeness and length of profile that never seems to stop. Last year—her first year entering the Acevedo Cup—she shocked everyone by placing second. This year her coffee is even better, and took home the top prize. We are humbled and honored to again have the opportunity to work with this beautiful coffee, and we lovingly send all of our gratitude and admiration to Maria. Congratulations!
Variety Colombia (V. Colombia) is the result of successful hybridization of Caturra with the Timor Hybrid. Developed over five generations by Cenicafé between 1968 and 1982, V. Colombia is high-yielding, and has excellent resistance to disease. This combination of traits makes V. Colombia a very popular variety in Colombia.
The cost of getting a coffee from cherry to beverage varies enormously depending on its place of origin and the location of its consumption. The inclusion of price transparency is a starting point to inform broader conversation around the true costs of production and the sustainability of specialty coffee as a whole.