Tasting Notes: Strawberry, pink flowers, watermelon, cherry jam, peach, honey pink, rose, pineapple, sticky sweetness, yellow peach, creamy mouthfeel, red wine.
Roast Profile: Omni. This profile is suitable for filter and espresso
Producer / The Holguin family
Varietal / Coffea Eugenioides
Varietal / CM Natural
Altitude / 1700 - 2000m
Region / Pichindé, Valle de Cauca
Coffea Eugenioides is one of the parents of contemporary Arabica coffee. Eugenioides produces only 150 grammes of unmilled coffee per tree, making it an extremely challenging coffee to grow. The amount of caffeine is almost half that of Arabica coffee, which makes the coffee taste virtually completely unbitter. This coffee's tremendous, almost amazing sweetness is its defining quality. It offers a completely different view on what coffee can be because it lacks the citric acidity that we are so accustomed to in a cup. It's interesting to see that specialty coffee has narrowed its focus to only one species, Coffea Arabica, which has come to represent the category. In 2021, Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly used the Eugenioides beans from Finca Inmaculada in his routine at the WBC.
Inmaculada Coffee Farms
In the Andes mountains by the small town of Pichindé rests 50 hectares of land owned by the Holguin family. This land has 20 hectares of naturally kept forest and 30 hectares of planted coffee trees of the rarest and most special species, including sudan rume, laurina, eugenioides and geisha. The land is divided into four different farms that each feature unique climate conditions, and hence are suited to the different species planted. The Holguin family have been producing their coffees at this farm since 2010 as a way of giving back the love and joy they have received from the local community, and Project Origin is supplying their coffees to further their beautiful work.