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El Diviso, Colombia

El Diviso, Colombia

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Finca El Diviso, Huila, Colombia – Natural Anaerobic Sidra

– “A special preparation Sidra lot by our amazing friend and talented young producer Nestor Lasso – in collaboration with Cata Export”. 

what to expect in the cup

Raspberry, kiwi, pomegranate. Extraordinary sweet and juicy with grenadine like syrupy texture and bright tropical fruits acidity.
Sidra is a hybrid variety that was created in Ecuador in the province of Pichincha. This arabica variety is thought to be a cross between a Bourbon and a Typica. However, there is a different theory which suggests that Sidra comes completely from Ethiopian Landrace varieties. This particular lot is one of the first Sidra harvests in Huila, Colombia and it is processed by following strict fermentation protocols. Only the ripest cherries are picked and oxidised for 12 hours overnight at 25C temperature, followed by anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks for 50 hours at 16-18C temperature, then another oxidation for 20 hours followed by a second anaerobic fermentation in closed tanks for 30 hours submerged with 45C water with added Mosto (concentrated juice from coffee fruit). The final step is drying in a marquee maximum temperature 32°c, drying is interrupted at 18% humidity, it is transferred to black plastic bags in a cellar without light, it is left to rest for 60 hours and then continue drying until obtaining 11 % moisture. These phenomenal processing protocols alongside the qualities of the Sidra variety deliver an outstanding flavour profile that it’s hard to forget. It’s our second year going back to this same lot as we trully believe that it is something extraordinary special.
5 years ago, Nestor Lasso and his brother Adrian took over the family farm and branched out into specialty coffee and experimentation rather than growing coffee like their parents. Today, at 24 and 26, the two brothers have teamed up with Jhoan Vergara, also the child of a coffee farmer, to create El Diviso. El Diviso brings together the two-family farms, El Diviso (Nestor and Adrian Lasso) and Las Flores (Jhoan Vergara), close to the town of Pitalito, in the Huila region of Colombia. This partnership was great as these 3 young guys united their knowledge to improve quality. Then, 3 years ago, Cat & Pierre, founders of CATA Export and the 3 producers started a journey of trial and error to define the fermentation processes and protocols at the farm, with the aim to linked these coffees directly to the UK market. This learning process has been time and money consuming but with an exciting outcome as today these coffees have been used in many barista competitions across Europe. Recently winning 1st place at Brewers Cup in Ireland and 3rd in Austria. Today Cata Export and Finca El Diviso work as one team. Nestor’s and Cat’s friendship is a good example of what Cata Export do, working directly with the farms is a very enriching process for them not only for the complexity of topics such as agronomy but also for the relationships Cata builds which ultimately translate into an economic benefit for Cata’s community. In this way many more young producers like Nestor stay in coffee and have the chance to build a career and we here at Sweven are honoured to contribute further by bringing some of his amazing coffees.
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