La Julia Estate Blend
Estate Blend – Data Sheet
– Coffee name: Estate Blend Washed
– Grade: Product of Colombia
– Certifications: Farm Rainforest Alliance
– Country: Colombia
– Region: Trujillo, Valle del Cauca
– Farm: Finca La Julia
– Altitude: 1.450 -1.700 m.a.s.l
– Varieties: Castillo – Caturra
– Drying: Silo & Parabolic
– Processing: Washed
– Fermentation: 48hr Aerobic & 48hr Anaerobic
– Notes: Caramel, Green Tea, Butter and Cacao
– Aftertaste: Long and Pleasant Residual
– Acidity: Medium Acidity
– Body: Creamy
– SCA Score: 85
The Estate Blend is produced by a small coffee-growing farm called FINCA LA JULIA.
La Julia is a coffee farm located in the mountains of the small rural town of Trujillo, Valle del Cauca between 1420 and 1700 meters above sea level, surrounded by forests, watersheds, and biodiversity.
La Julia cultivates varietals and produces high-quality specialty and estate coffees.
“In each cup, we offer more than an excellent Colombian coffee, we offer you the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of our planet and the well-being of the coffee communities of Colombia”.
Finca La Julia is owned by two siblings, the second generation of coffee growers, Niko and Karo. Their father, Octavio, built La Julia in the 90s, with Angela’s, their mother, constant support.
After the passing of their father in 2002, Niko decided to take on the baton in 2005. Karo moved back to Colombia, after living abroad for several years, and they started building on La Julia. Their mother backed their project up. The new JULIA was starting…
In 2006 La Julia obtained their first 2 Rainforest Alliance Certification, giving their convincement that this was the way in which they wanted to produce their coffee.
Niko and Karo are deeply committed to sustainable practices.
Besides coffee, at La JULIA you can find banana and plantain among the coffee fields and areas of native forest, hiking trails, and watersheds that Julia preserves. When coffee fields are being renovated, seasonal corn or beans are planted. You can also find incredible fruit trees including guava, papaya, guanabana, avocado, orange, mandarin, and lemon.
La Julia Estate Blend Process
The cherries for this washed Estate Blend were harvested on the 18th of August 2022. Once the perfect cherries are obtained, fermentation began on the same day as it was harvested. The intact coffee cherries were placed in tanks for the Aerobic fermentation process, with a minimum amount of cold fresh water to control the temperature (18-22°C) for 48 hours. Afterwards, the coffee is then de-pulped and undergoes another 48 hours of Anaerobic fermentation process with low amount of cold fresh water (18-22°C).
After fermentation, the beans went to drain on canopies for 2 days, after which it went for to the silo to dry for another 4 hours. The coffee is then left to rest to resume drying for 6 hours.