El Zafiro Wush Wush Gesha Blend Specialty Coffee Farm | Fantine

El Zafiro Wush Wush Gesha Blend

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Cultivar Wush wush
Minimum order 1 bags
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Processing Washed
Bag Size 15 Kg
Packaging Hermetic/GrainPro
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Region Cauca
Availability SPOT
Processing Washed
Notes Floral
Farming Deforestation-freeShade-grownFemale coffeeFamily farm
Cultivar Wush wush
Altitude 1950 masl
Bag Size 15
Packaging Hermetic/GrainPro
Drying Sun-dried - Marquesina
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Terroir: Cauca

The Cauca region is the cradle of the Colombian massif, which is the source of most of Colombia's major rivers such as the Cauca and Magdalena. Cauca is closer to the equator, receives the most hours of sunshine throughout the year, has a stable climate throughout the year and the farms enjoy the protection of the high mountains from the winds and humidity that comes from the Pacific.

However, it is worth remembering that unlike other regions where the temperature does not drop too much at night, in the case of Cauca, there are often low temperatures that can be considered adverse for the coffee tree but at the same time slows down the ripening of the coffee cherry and therefore accumulates more sugars and compounds that enhance its acidity and sweet and fruity notes.

Similarly, the interaction of the sugar with the sulphur from the volcanic soils originating from the presence of the Puracé and Sotará volcanoes influences the caramel aroma that characterises the coffees of this region, which can generally be described as having a strong, caramel aroma, with notes of chocolate, caramel, apple and honey. Bright, high acidity in the cup, medium body with a balanced, smooth and clean overall impression.

In Cauca, it is very common to find micro-lots and nano-lots with very particular processing characteristics and cup profile. The mountainous and heterogeneous character of the area means that the coffee produced in different places and at different times of the year has different characteristics.

Wush wush

Many coffee varieties that derive from heirloom are named after the region where they were first discovered. Wush wush is no exception, as it was originally found in Ethiopia, in a small area in southwest Ethiopia called precisely Wushwush (without space).

Wush Wush is a low-yield, rare variety that has become popular in specialty coffee over the past few years. Wush wush has an unconventional appearance as its beans are all so different and really small, which is something roasters need to consider. The dimension of the beans is the biggest issue in roasting, and it's definitely something that roasters should mind when profiling this coffee for the first time.

Smaller-sized beans are generally denser, meaning that the sugars develop further during the roast. Ultimately, this means sweeter and more complex flavour profiles in the cup. Wush Wush can develop its own personality, intensity, and unique flavour, depending on the terroir and climate of the farm where it is grown. It would be unfair to say that all Wush Wush tastes the same within their variety strains. Typical wush wush notes include blueberries, vanilla, maple, jasmine and lavender.

While Wush wush and Gesha share some similarities in their origin and the paths followed (both originate from Ethiopia and then have been relocated to the Americas), wush wush is still very much emerging and it is still considered almost a rarity.

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