Chipp Coffee - Highwire Blend
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Blend of coffee from Fazenda Cetec, Brazil and Mustafa Estate, Colombia
Yellow Catuai & Castillo
Natural & Washed
1050 - 1200 masl & 1550 - 1650 masl
Notes of Sweet and Smooth Chocolate
Marcio & Heitor quickly made a name for themselves at Fazenda Cetec with their sugar cane anaerobic fermentation process. A result of multiple years of experimenting and tracking each variable to its correspondent consequence. This year, the team at Cetec have instead used the same sugarcane from their neighbours that has been fermented into Cachaca (Brazillian rum!), to use in their fermentation of the coffee cherries.
Fazenda CETEC is a quirky-named and high-quality-focused coffee farm in the heart of Brazil's main coffee production state, Minas Gerias. CETEC stands for 'Center of Technology of the City of Lavras' which stands as a legacy to a technical school Heitor started with his late brother Izonel Junior a decade ago. The brothers turned to coffee farming at the same time and decided to apply a technical innovative approach to coffee processing to mirror the school. This way of farming has reaped benefits and CETEC has a reputation for accessible, full-flavoured, high-quality coffee.
Colombia Mustafa Estate:
This is quite a special coffee to me, it's been nearly 5 years in the making and well worth the wait. These coffees are both produced by a very talented producer called Ana Mustafa.
Ana runs the LaREB cooperative with the support of Herbert and other great producers with the aim to support smaller or less experienced members with production advice and professional quality control. They also export coffee directly from the farmers which secures the supply chain and transfers more value back to producers.
Anas’ coffees with LaREB contribute to 40% of the money and 35% of the coffees produced by LaREB!
I first started chatting with Herbert about 5 years ago, about coffee roasting I think as LaREB were setting up their new roaster in their lab in Colombia and since then we've kept in touch about all things coffee (and whisky!). At the end of February 2020 just before the pandemic hit Herbert was doing a tour of Europe for LaREB and we finally got to sit down together in person for a night in Edinburgh where Herbert spoke to us about the amazing work LaREB is doing for the coffee growing community in Colombia.
This coffee has had a double fermentation along with an extra 24hr fermentation after washing and depulping, making this a super clean, sweet and creamy coffee, perfect for espresso!
The amazing attention to detail and passion behind this coffee and the people who have produced is why this coffee really holds a special place for me.