GREEN - HOME ROASTER SELECTION - WASHED PROCESS
Now even the smallest roaster or home coffee enthusiast can work directly with Aida Batlle to access her high - grade raw coffee beans. Perfectly sized for those curious to try their hand roasting her exclusive coffee, the Home Roaster Selection gives access to some of her finest green coffee.
For her 2020 release Aida is offering vacuumed packed bags of green Finca Kilimanjaro from her families renowned farm. Finca Kilimanjaro and Aida Batlle are both names that reverberate quality. They made their appearance in Speciality Coffee in 2003, when in her first year as coffee producer, Aida became the first woman to ever secure the converted winning title of “Cup of Excellence”. Finca Kilimanjaro is home to some of the finest coffee varieties in the world. High quality Kenyan varieties SL - 28 and SL - 34, renowned for their pronounced fruit flavours, grow interspersed with the tall Bourbon trees that were first brought to the region by Aida’s great great grandfather.
Harvested in the 2022 season, this coffee was meticulously picked and processed with Aida overseeing the entire process. Only ripe coffee cherries were picked and sorted at the farm to make sure only perfectly ripe coffee cherries were in the lot. The coffee was then transported to J.Hill/ Las Tres Puer tas Mill, located one hour and half from the farm in Santa Ana City, El Salvador. Here, the coffee was depulped on the same day it was picked. After depulping coffee it was fermented in tanks for 18 hours. After the fermentation, the coffee was washed to remove all the mucilage and then it was placed in a thin layer on African beds under shade to dry. Tasting notes of floral, cocoa, peach, cherry, honey, almond, molasses, orange. This coffee presents with complex citric acidity, a silky body, very sweet cup and a long aftertaste.
Region: Santa Ana
Altitude: 1580 – 1720 masl
Varieties: Kenya SL28, Kenya SL34 and Bourbon
Fermentation Time: 18 hours after de-pulping
Drying Method: African drying beds under shade
Harvest year: 2022
Packaging: Vacuum pack
Roast recommendation: City to Full City