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El Placer Wine Yeasts

*First set sold out* Presale until August 7, with roasting and shipping on the week of August 8th Next presale coming soon

A limited release box set of special fermentation coffees direct from El Placer in Quindio, Colombia. Referred to as "Yellow Fruit," "Red Fruit" and "Purple Fruit," this trio of coffees showcase the wild flavours possible with yeast and fruit fermentation.

Box set of El Placer includes:
"Yellow" - 150g
"Red" - 150g
"Purple" - 150g

Includes a packet of Third Wave Water.

Tasting notes

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About El Placer

A 4th generation coffee producer, Sebastián Ramirez has been operating El Placer for over a decade, experimenting with various processes including experimental fermentations and carbonic maceration.

This box set includes three coffees that underwent fermentation with wine yeast and single-colour dried fruits.

A mix of 95% ripe and 5% semi-ripe cherries, coffee was processed with anaerobic fermentation for 120 hours at 18 degrees Celsius with wine yeasts. This was followed by depulping and a second phase anaerobic fermentation for 72 hours with CO2 injection along with dehydrated fruit and fruit glucose. Controlled slow drying over several days.

$100.00

Premium

El Placer Gesha CM

A 4th generation coffee producer, Sebastián Ramirez has been operating El Placer for over a decade, experimenting with various processes including experimental fermentations and carbonic maceration.

A mix of 95% ripe and 5% semi-ripe cherries, coffee was processed with anaerobic fermentation in 200L tanks for 100 hours at a constant 18 degrees Celsius with CO2 injection. Controlled first phase drying for 20 days, followed by second phase of parabolic drying for 5 days - slow and controlled.

200g

Origin:

Quindio, Colombia
Producer: Sebastian Ramirez
Variety: Gesha
Process: Carbonic Maceration Natural
Elevation: 1744 masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Notes:

Rose, Raspberry, Mango, Strawberry Chocolate

Brew:

Filter

$55.00

Premium

El Paraiso Lychee

Popular Lychee is back!

This is a double anaerobic fermentation Caturra variety.

Whole cherries are first washed, followed by whole cherry anaerobic fermentation for 48 hours. Then the cherries are pulped and undergo second stage anaerobic fermentation in mucilage for 96 hours. After fermentation, coffee is washed with thermal shock (high temperature washing, followed by cold water). Final phase of controlled drying for 34 hours.

200g

Origins:

Cauca, Colombia
Producer: Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia
Variety: Caturra
Process: Double Anaerobic Thermal Shock
Elevation: 1930masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Osmanthus Honey, Lychee Juice, Peach, Hibiscus

Brew:

Filter

$35.00

Decaf

El Paraiso Decaf

It's back again!

Just arrived, this lot is tasting super juicy. Pushing the boundaries of what decaf can taste like.

This is an anaerobic washed EA decaf Castillo.

300g

Origin:

Cauca, Colombia
Producer: Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia
Variety: Castillo
Process: Anaerobic Washed EA Decaf
Elevation: 1930m

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Brown Sugar

Brew:

Filter

$25.00

Seasonal

Gisheke

A relatively new washing station that started in 2018, Gisheke is situated in the Nyamasheke region of Rwanda - and in an area only accessible by boat (or by foot).

Produced by Muraho Trading, this washed coffee underwent a unique maceration stage called "Ikinimba," whereby the processing team actively stomp on the cherries prior to fermentation - akin to the classic process of stomping on grapes in wine production.

Sourced by Forward Coffee

300g

Origin:

Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Owner: Muraho Trading Co
Variety: Red Bourbon
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1650-1850masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Raisin, Dried Dates, Vanilla

Brew:

Filter

$20.00

Seasonal

El Paraiso Eco-Enigma

This is our third year with a regional coffee from El Paraiso - part of our staple seasonal selection. This is a recent arrival direct from El Paraiso. The coffee is Caturra and Castillo from Bolivar in Cauca Colombia, where producer Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia was born.

Eco-Enigma is a process from El Paraiso that is applied to coffees from neighbouring producers - in this case, from Diego's place of birth. Enigma is a closed circuit air recirculation and temperature controlled system. It uses condensation and recirculation to minimize the environmental impact of processing while creating replicable conditions to dry coffee to between 10-11.5% humidity regardless of climate factors.

300g

Origin:

Cauca, Colombia
Producer: Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia
Variety: Caturra and Castillo
Process: Washed Elevation: 1930m

Roast Profile:

Light-Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Orange, Praline, Butterscotch

Brew:

Filter and Espresso

$20.00

Foundation

Starlight

Starlight is an adventurous profile, that is a little more developed and thus offering itself for use as a vibrant espresso and filter coffee.

This iteration is a washed processed Heirloom from Worka Sakaro, Ethiopia.

300g 2kg

Origins:

Ethiopia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Floral, Stone Fruit, Citrus

Brew:

Espresso and Filter

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$20.00

Foundation

Supernova

A balanced, sweet, and versatile coffee. An all around crowd pleaser.

300g 2kg

Origins:

Brazil

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Berries, Praline, Baker's Chocolate

Brew:

Espresso and Filter

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$18.00

Foundation

Gamma

Our take on Northern Italian espresso, full body with intense crema. Highly versatile - can be pulled tight with a high intensity flavour profile, or pulled open with more balance.

300g 2kg

Double Origin:

Guatemala
Ethiopia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Floral, Citrus, Caramel, Dark Chocolate

Brew:

Espresso

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$18.00

Foundation

Blackout

Our boldest coffee, for those comforting days and a throwback to something classic (with a hint of new)

300g 2kg

Double Origin:

Brazil
Colombia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Molasses, 88% Dark Chocolate

Brew:

Bold Espresso and Filter

Core Coffee Offering:

Supernova - Classic profile
Starlight - Adventurous profile
Gamma - Espresso blend
Blackout - Bold Espresso and Filter blend

$18.00

Decaf

El Desvelado Decaf

If you really must have decaf... then it should be delicious! :P

This decaf is Colombia and Caturra, from El Desvelado in Tolima, Colombia.

The Sugar Cane Process originates in Colombia where sugar cane grows in abundance. As molasses is a key byproduct in sugar production it is ideal to be fermented to make ethanol alcohol due to its abundance. The ethanol is combined with acetic acid (vinegar), to create the solvent ethyl acetate (E.A.) which is a compound that naturally occurs in wine, beer, fruit, and vegetables. The coffee beans are steamed or soaked in water to help release caffeine from the seed structure. Afterwards the coffee undergoes an E.A. wash, which dissolves the caffeine. Finally, the seeds are cleaned with water again and then dried to a stable moisture level. We find this process results in a decaf coffee with a lovely, clean, and sweet flavour!

300g

Origin:

Colombia

Roast Profile:

Medium Roast

Tasting Notes:

Mandarin Orange, Almond, Milk Chocolate

Brew:

Espresso and Filter

$20.00

Cold Drip Concentrate

Chelbessa

** Limited Offering **

Special Chelbessa profile for this limited batch of Cold Drip

Tasting notes:

Stone fruit and Honey

Not to be confused with your standard cold brew immersion (which is steeping coffee with water), our method of making cold brew is similar (though a little different) to Japanese style cold drip (also known as "Dutch" cold brew).

This is a highly concentrated coffee at a 1:4 ratio (dilute 1 part concentrate to 4 parts water). Make cold brew lattes, or cold brew tonics (just swap the water!)

Cool tidbits:

1 bottle makes 1.6 litres of ready to drink coffee
Total Dissolved Solids reading of 7.5% to 8% (other concentrates are around 3%)
Diluting to our suggested recipes will yield a stronger brew at 1.5% (most cold brews average 1%).

Origin:

Ethiopia

Order details:

Comes in 330ml bottle
Ships ambient, store in fridge on arrival

$16.00



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