Colombia | Filter

Mártir Honey

Soft, juicy and balanced

We taste plum, grapes and lemon

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Honey caturra, colombia, castillo and typica produced by the Mártir group in La Plata, Colombia.

We are excited to be sharing a honey processed lot from Mártir, our long term partners in Colombia, for the very first time. This is a soft and balanced coffee with juicy acidity reminding us of grapes and citrus.

Our relationship with the Mártir group stretches all the way back to our earliest days and we’re proud of how our partnership has developed each year as our businesses has grown alongside one another. As part of our strategy to delve deeper into our sourcing relationships rather than wider, this year we have selected six lots in total from the Mártir group, enabling us to purchase higher overall volumes from the group and therefore ultimately deepen our impact. The impeccable quality and consistency of these coffees each season is a credit to the organisation and dedication of the group members, and we feel privileged to be able to showcase them every year.

This particular lot underwent a lacto fermentation, an additional post-harvest step which uses salt to cultivate Lactobacillus which both mitigates risk and also has the potential to increase cup quality. First, the cherry is fermented in a 2% salt solution, before being pulped and added back into the solution to ferment in parchment, after which it is left to dry. The resulting profile is clean and structured and in our opinion displays more pronounced fruit qualities than the equivalent washed lot from Mártir. This innovation is particularly exciting for the future of production for smallholder producers, as the process is low risk, doesn’t require much water and generally improves quality without introducing unwanted ‘ferment’ flavours.

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Volume purchased: 150kg
Volume purchased: 150kg
Purchase history: Fourth year
Purchase history: Fourth year
FOB: $9.35/kg
FOB: $9.35/kg
Importer: Osito
Importer: Osito

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Size

1kg, 250g

Grind

Wholebean, Fine (espresso, stovetop), Medium (filter, cafetière), Coarse