La Sierra "Red Bomb"
Roasted for espresso with notes of mulberry, red apple and cloves.
Region: Medellin, Antioquia
Process: Double fermentation washed
Variety: Pajarito, Caturra, Castillo
La Sierra is a remote community located on the Eastern boarder of Medellin, high in the mountains overlooking the city. The air is fresher, the view is more impressive and the worries of the hustle and bustle of Medellin seem to melt away. La Sierra wasn’t always such a peaceful place, it was previously a red zone full of violence that no one dared to enter. Lead by Cristian, the La Sierra community is experimenting with different fermentation processes and the results are incredible.
120 hours anaerobic fermentation as whole cherry in temperature over 20 degrees celcius. Cherries are depulped in hand-powered machine. 50 hours of fermentation in mucilage without oxygen in low temperature. Sun dried on African beds.
A new direct to farm coffee importer, El Fuego have been passionate coffee drinkers for the better part of a decade. El Fuego Coffee Connection strives to find exceptional yet undiscovered coffee farmers and producers and connect their product with an international market.
This coffee is the result of two of their greatest passions coming together, coffee and travel. On a trip through Central and South America in 2019 El Fuego's Kyle sought out a relatively unknown producer with a plantation high in the hills overlooking Medellín. With the help of some friends he organised a cupping to try something new and learn about the coffee culture and 'scene' in Colombia.