Tasting Notes: The yeast enhances the creation of tropical fruit qualities while the bacteria create a bio-protective film that protects cherries from unwanted contaminants and development of volatile acids. The result is a winey, fruit intense and very sweet cup. Its character is big yet it’s overall presence is refined.
Farm / Los Pirineos
Varietal / Pacamara
Process / CM Natural
Altitude / 1300-1600m
This roast profile is suitable for filter and espresso brewing.
Five years on from our initial processing experiments and collaborations with the Baraona family, we are proud to continue presenting quality flavours as well as exciting progress. Many years ago, Gilberto Baraona planted a new variety and told us it would one day make one of his finest coffees. This year, with his son Diego Baraona leading the way, we proudly present the success of this endeavour.
A new addition to the CM Selections range is the “cultured” CM. This Jasper lot had pacamara cherries placed in tanks and combined with a specific yeast and bacteria combination developed in our collaboration with Chr Hansen Microbiologists. The yeast enhances the creation of tropical fruit qualities while the bacteria create a bio-protective film that protects cherries from unwanted contaminants and development of volatile acids.
The Carbonic Maceration (CM) process was first introduced to the world by Project Origin founder, Saša Šestić during the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle. Since then, Project Origin has researched and developed a range of CM techniques in a variety of countries. In 2018 PO started to do experimental lots with this washing station, obtaining very positive results. Meteku might not be an experienced cupper but understands that high quality comes from a controlled and careful process. And he dedicated a small part of his team exclusively to look after all Carbonic Maceration experiments. After the first results started to come out, Meteku was very happy but also full of ideas on how to keep improving even more for next harvest.