One of our favourite new arrivals so far this year, the Casiana is the perfect way to fall back in love with filter. After a long cold winter of huddling around the espresso machine, desperately craving hot milky drinks to see us through the season, its about time we embraced the arrival of Spring with bright, delicate, fruity & floral filter coffees.
Esteban Uribe, together with his brother, inherited Finca La Casiana from their late father, who purchased what was a derelict expanse of farmland back in 1987. Since then the family have revolutionised the cultivation of coffee on the vast 63 acres, ensuring fair treatment of the workforce and developing sustainable farming techniques.
A cycle of improvements has been established; as the coffee quality improves, the infrastructure of the farm improves. The farm now has its own wet mill, water reservoir, housing for workers electricity and internal roads. These all in turn help the farm produce better coffee year on year.
This is the first time we have bought coffee from the Casiana Estate and the attention to detail here is evident in the consistency of each cup. Soil analysis, meticulous weeding, fertilisation and selective pruning all contribute to these continuing improvements. The farm is also now home to a thriving nursery of future crops that should ensure their success continues.
The Casiana is a full-bodied, yet fruity filter style coffee. Notes of raspberry and plum are sticky and sweet, and there is a floral hint of elderflower. This is balanced by heavier notes of walnut and caramel.
In the cup: Raspberry Jam, Walnut & Elderflower
You can order now from our online shop. Orders are processed and dispatched every Tuesday.
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