Colombia El Obraje
is backordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.
Baked Raisins, Caramel, Nutmeg
Farmer: Pablo Guerrero
Farm: El Obraje
Origin: Nariño, Colombia
Varietals: Castillo, Caturra
Process: Fully Washed
The El Obraje Estate is situated in the Nariño Department of Western Colombia, bordering Equador and the Pacific Ocean. The region's geography is ideal for high grown Arabica coffee cultivation, with the El Obraje estate, in particular, at an impressive 2000m above sea level. Estate owner, Pablo Guerrero, originally a bean and wheat farmer, was one of the first growers to pioneer coffee cultivation in this region. The area, since, has become heavily coffee-focused, with thousands of small holder coffee producing families.
At the cupping table, the Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co. team has been consistently impressed by the Colombia El Obraje. Colombian coffees tend to feature a mouth-watering juiciness, and the El Obraje does have that quality, but it is secondary to deep, rich, raisin sweetness combined with a baking spice note. The coffee is jammy and reminiscent of chess pie, with a lingering, sweet aftertaste.
We've brewed this coffee with just about every brew method possible, and every method has produced a notably unique result. The only consistency between all of the brew methods is that we've really enjoyed the cup we produced. The Hario V60 at a 1:16.5 is always a great starting point, but we've had great results with Chemex, AeroPress, Kalita Wave, French Press and regular drip coffee makers. We've also had fantastic espresso made with El Obraje, and cold brewing produces a fantastic cup of coffee.
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