QUALITY SCORE: 87.00
Brown Sugar / Guava / Honey / Cocoa
Suggested for espresso and filter
Colombia & Castillo Naranjal
THE STORY BEHIND
Villamarìa is the drying station in Chinchinà, a municipality located in the department of Caldas in Colombia. Chinchiná, rich in character and beautiful landscapes, is settled in a valley surrounded by coffee plantations in the Central Cordillera, with an active volcano to the east of it.
The station currently represents the harvests of 30 coffee-producing families in the surrounding Villarazo, Jamaica, sitting at altitudes higher than the drying station itself. As Villamarìa sits at a lower altitude, it is better suited for the processing of honey and natural coffees due to the hotter temperatures found here.
When the coffee reaches relative humidity of 15-20%, the mechanical dehydrator is put into operation to complete the drying with consistent control of the temperature and humidity. This method assists the goal of creating a clean and sweet cup, through the control over as many drying variables as possible, namely humidity and temperature.
Rubens Gardelli, the owner and creator of the roastery, is an important persona in the world of specialty coffee. He was the winner of The World Coffee Roasting Championships 2017. Three times on a box (twice first, once second) in Brewers Cup in Italy, Rubens also won 2014 WCE Italy Coffee Roasting Championship.