Colombia José Quintero - Honey

$25.00

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Tastes Like: Pecan, Nougat, Lime Cordial

Producer: José Quintero
Farm: Finca La Pradera
Farm Size: 7 Hectares
Region: Tolima
Municipality: Rioblanco
Harvested: May to July
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Altitude: 1700 MASL
Process: Honey

José Hernán Quintero has been involved with coffee for as long as he can remember. His parents were coffee producers and having his own land to produce coffee and continue his parent’s legacy had always been a dream. However, the reality of the socio-political situation in Colombia put to test this dream. The people of Rioblanco, where José is from, were forced to flee due to war and seek refuge in the surrounding mountains. Understandably this proved to be a massive challenge for Jose Hernán’s passion for coffee but luckily it prevailed just long enough to see the end of this violence.

In the year 2006, Jose Hernán received an invitation from the coffee growers committee to participate in the Cup of Excellence that was taking place in Bucaramanga. He decided to participate in the prestigious contest, achieving the 17th place. In 2009 he decided to participate again, and he reached 6th place. This motivated him to pay closer attention to his coffee and to focus solely on producing specialty coffee. Over the years, Jose Hernán has started to focus more on producing honey processed coffee. He also plans to plant a wider range of traditional varieties.
Jose Hernán works at Finca la Pradera together with his wife Nubia Marín and their son. Nubia is in charge accounting and keeping a record of traceability for every single lot and their son is in charge of receiving the coffee after picking and carrying out the post-harvest processes. He is in charge of training and giving instructions to the workers and pickers. For Jose Hernán, what makes his farm special is how the family works together as a team.

Espresso Recipe

While it's worth noting all machines and grinders are different, here's where we'd start, then play around and tune it to your setup!

BLENDS:
Dose: 21 grams
Yield: 45 grams
Time: 28-32 seconds
Ratio (dry coffee:espresso): 1/2.1


SINGLE ORIGINS

These are roasted light, with great developement.. so leaves us running a couple recipes:

Light & Bright
Dose: 19 grams
Yield: 56 grams
Time: 17-18 seconds
Ratio (dry coffee:espresso): 1/2.9

Syrupy & Sweet
Dose: 19 grams
Yield: 58 grams
Time: 24-28 seconds
Ratio (dry coffee:espresso): 1/3

This is based on our commercial machine at the following parameters:

Pressure - 6 Bar
Temp - 95 Degrees Celsius
Basket - 20g VST
Shower screen - IMS

Single Cup Filter Recipe

Pour Over
Dose - 15g
Water -
Temp - 100 Degrees

0:00 Bloom - 35g
0:30 First Pour - up to 140g
1:05 Second Pour - 195g
1:45 Third Pour - 255g
Brew time 2:45 to 3:00

Check out James Hoffmans Youtube for an awesome bloom technique, and use the Rao Spin after each pour.

Aeropress
Use the inverted method
Dose: 13g
Water: 220g
Brew Time: 1:30
Press Time: 30sec
Extend brew time to make it stronger, shorten brew time if you want a mellower brew.

Batch Brew Recipes

General Specs
Ratio: 1:17
TDS: 1.25 - 1.35
Ext %: 20-21%

Breville Precision Brewer
Temp: 95 Degrees Celsius
Flow Rate: Fast
Bloom: 30 seconds
Basket: Flat bottom gold
Filter Paper: Melitta 8 - 12 cup
Dose: 70 grams
Water: 1,200 ml
Ratio (dry coffee:water): 1:17

Fetco
Temp: 94 Degrees Celsius
Brew Time: 4:15
Pulses: 10
Pre-Wet: 15%
Pre-Wet Delay: 1:00
Drip Delay: 1:15
Dose: 120 grams
Water: 2050 ml
Ratio (dry coffee:water): 1:17