VIPs #001 is here! We received a limited amount of this special honey process coffee from producer Carolina Ramirez that we are offering as an exclusive to all of our January Roaster’s Choice subscriptions. There are still some subscription slots available this month if you’d like to try it yourself! Otherwise, there are limited quantities available locally in Indianapolis at Rabble Coffee, and be sure to check back as we’ll post up whatever’s left over at the end of the month.
In the cup, we are experiencing floral tones of honeysuckle and jasmine, vanilla sweetness and clementine acidity.
250 grams of whole bean coffee. If you do need your coffee ground, we are happy to do so. Just leave us a message in the comments at checkout.
Orders are roasted on Wednesday and shipped on Thursday. Please get your orders in by Tuesday night to ensure for same week shipping and delivery.
About Carolina Ramirez:
Carolina is a leader and mentor with the Unblended and Ventola Institute (UVI) program. Besides being a talented specialty coffee producer, Carolina is a lawyer and endurance runner. She recently moved back to Andes to become more involved in her family’s farm operations and sales. We had the opportunity to speak with Carolina prior to the release of this coffee thanks to Unblended, and she would like her coffee to exemplify “a message of hope for the future.” Through the value and relationships created by focusing on singular coffees such as this, she hopes it will be an example moving forward for future generations of coffee producers.
Unblended & Ventrola Institute (UVI) is a project created in Colombia to make coffee an exciting career path for young people. The average age of coffee producers in Colombia is now around 60, and UVI is trying to change that through a program that aims to mentor and help younger producers succeed in bringing their coffees into global specialty markets. This program guides producer members through the creation of their own coffee portfolio and helps to guide them through the many steps along the way. They want to change how coffee is sold and promoted in the world, and we are truly inspired by this important work.
About the Variety:
Castillo is a hybrid variety developed by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC). They are a cross between Caturra and a Timor Robusta. Both of these varieties have been researched and developed over many decades to create varieties in Colombia with a high quality cup potential, and also resistance to leaf rust and other disease.
About the Process:
Coffee cherries are harvested at its ripest and hand selected, it is immediately dry depulped and placed to dry for up to 14 days.