°LIMITED° Don Martin H17 - Costa Rica - Filter - 777 fermentation - 200g
This is our second time tasting don martin, and we are in love all over again :) Expect an elegant cup with notes of blackberry, peach and rhubarb.
The H-17 variety is a super new and super exciting coffee that you should try immediately, but first let's see what's behind this special variety: The H-17 is a hybrid variety that emerged from the Caturra variety that was only planted in 2014. The first harvests were harvested three years later - but the results in the cup were not what one had hoped for: no complexity. What followed on the CGLE farm was a lot of experimentation: In 2017, a new Caturra/Geisha hybrid was finally planted. The Gesha plant used came from Cerro Azul, where only geisha plants are grown. The trees were grown at 1,890 m above sea level - the highest point of Potosi Farm. There were only 642 trees on 2500 m2. At first glance, this variety looked different: The first branches only began at a height of 50 cm, much higher than other varieties. The cherries were large and thin and the yield of each tree was high. This is unusual for geisha varieties.
The complex taste profile is supported by the special preparation process developed by the farmer Don Martin himself: The "777 Double Fermentation" (we call it the "Jackpot Coffee") is a combination of aerobic and anaerobic fermentation. This method takes into account the Brix grade in coffee honey and the pH value of the juice and leachate produced during anaerobic fermentation. This helps to accurately estimate the sugar in the bean.
Martin Ureña Quiros and Olga Jimenez
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