Colombia, Finca Santuario (Red Bourbon) (Washed Aerobic Fermentation)
ABOUT THE BEAN
Finca Santuario is a farm in Colombia founded by Camilo Merizalde with the aim of producing high-quality specialty coffees. The farm focuses on creating a diverse and biodynamic environment to benefit the coffee, soil, and surrounding ecosystem.
The washed fermented process used at the farm involves harvesting cherries at a specific level of ripeness. The cherries are soaked in water for 3 hours, then partially demucilaged, leaving 50% of the mucilage intact. They undergo aerobic fermentation in tanks without water for 22-24 hours. After fermentation, the coffee was sun dried on raised beds for 16-18 days. Following this, there are two stabilisation periods totalling 16 days.