An initial marzipan aroma leads into flavours of candied lemon and buttery sweet pastry. A long brown sugar note lingers in the finish.
El Yalcón is a Colombian speciality coffee produced by 36 small-scale growers in the municipality of La Plata and Pitalito. These farms range from 1 to 5 hectares and are mostly located at higher altitudes - above 1,500 MASL.
They are also mainly cultivated with traditional varieties such as Caturra.
This year we finally got to visit our partners in Colombia. We spent time in La Plata and Pitalito in the Huila region of Colombia. Here we visited a few producers who contribute to the collective lot that we know as El Yalcon.
One of the farmers we visited was Joaquin Eladio Opsina Gil, his farm Finca Los Nogales was situated right up in the mountains at 1900masl. Here we met him and his wife, who showed us around their farm. They grow not only coffee but also Sugar cane and citrus fruits.
Sixteen years ago, he began his coffee journey as a picker in Antioquia, where he stayed because of his wife. Around 7 years ago, he purchased Finca Los Nogales and is still paying off the loan to this day. He took great pride in his work and showed us his wet mill where he is depulping and washing the coffee and his fermentation tanks.
- Region: La Plata and Pitalito, Huila
- Farm/Mill: El Yalcon
- Variety: Caturra, Colombia
- Process: Washed, sugar cane
- Altitude: 1500-1900 masl
- Harvest: April - July 2022
- FILTER RECIPE
- Suggested method: French Press
Dry dose: 45g
Water: 750g / 96°C
Time: 4 mins
- Dry dose: 17.5g
Time: 28-32 sec
Wet weight: 38g
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El Yalcon Decaf is a Natural EA Decaf Coffee, processed at the Descafecol plant in Manizales. The decaffeination process at this plant uses ethyl acetate derived 100% from sugar cane mixed with mountain water, together with removing 99.7% of the caffeine present. The beauty of the Natural EA process is that it helps preserve most of the original flavours of the coffee while adding fruity notes and some complexity to the cup.