COLOMBIAALEXANDER HERNÁNDEZ

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Product description
Super sweet Colombian Geisha! An explosion of floral and tropical flavours - imagine an aroma full of jasmine with ripe tangerine and papaya juice. Perfect for summer drinking:)

17,22 63,55 

Characteristics of coffee
Weight

1kg, 250g

Farm

Pitalito, Huila

Processing

promyté

Cultivar

Geisha

Type of coffee

100% arabica, výběrová káva, zrnková káva

Recomended recipe

Method:
V60

Brew ratio:
15g/ 250 g

Temperature:
95 °C

Extraction time:
2:20

About coffee

Back in 2009, at 25 yearls old, Alexander Hernandez decided to enter the specialty market and bet all in by planting 80% of his 10-hectare farm with gesha from Panama. The rest are caturra and he is experimenting a newly found varietal called bourbon aji. In the past years, he has experimented many post harvest processing, and has now standarised his process to two aerobic fermentations: 2 day for the cherries, 2 days for the depulped coffee. This way he is able to consistenly produce every year tons of floral, fruity washed gesha.

The whole family contributes to the coffee business. One of his daughters has been a professional cupper for 2 years, another one has just registered to take a 1-year course at the national coffee institute SENA about green coffee and roasting, and his son is registered in an english academy to learn the language. In addition to helping with the post harvest process, his wife relentlessly looks after the workers whose number peaks at 50 in full harvest. Alexander is the main employer in his village Monte Bonito.

According to Alexander one of the key success factor in his gesha’s cup profile is the organic nutrition he gives the plants every quarter, in addition to the usual fertilizers. The soils are rich in organic material, microorganism, making water retention and decomposition easier. Alexander decided to start re-introducing shade trees in his 10- hectare farm so he can generate more carbon capture and make his farm more attractive to international buyers. Since he does a lot of washed coffees he has invested in water treatment so the honeyed waters are filtered and cleaned before being released in the soil and rivers. There is national protected natural corridor neighbouring Alexander’s farm, with a river that runs down to the vally into the Magdalena river.

 

Taste profile
How to understand the grid on packaging?

We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to choose your coffee, so we worked with the guys from Steezy Graphic Studio to come up with a “grid” – a simple grid where you can easily find the characteristics of each coffee.
The red dot next to the description of each coffee is placed exactly there, so that you can easily imagine how the coffee will taste.

Citrus – chocolate
Here we’d like to give you an idea of how fruity the coffee will be. There’s a long way from citrus to chocolate, so imagine more in between:
citrus, berries, green apples, red apples, stone fruits, dried fruits, nuts, milk chocolate and dark chocolate 😉

Mild – wild
What is mild coffee? We’d say it’s unpretentious. A coffee that you can just have every morning and not have to think too much about it. It’s just good.
The higher the dot, the more excitement you can expect in the taste of coffee. The more surprising and fun it can be. These coffees are fruity, fun, interesting and make you think about what it is that you actually enjoy about them so much.