Brandywine Colombia El Mirador *Carbonic Maceration Washed Filter*

Brandywine Colombia El Mirador *Carbonic Maceration Washed Filter*

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Roaster's Tasting Notes: Butterscotch / Blood Orange Sparkling Water / Toffee
Process: Carbonic Maceration Washed
Varieties: Catiope
Roast Date: December 10th
340g

From the Roaster: The Carbonic Maceration Washed process begins with selecting cherries that have measured between 20–24 degrees Brix. The coffee is first sorted by floating the cherries in water to remove defects, which is followed by hand sorting to remove dark and overripe fruit. After sorting, the cherries are fermented in plastic tubs for 60–96 hours before being pulped. The pulped coffee is then put back into the tubs with the same juice that was produced during the initial fermentation; this juice is rich in sugars and microorganisms which aid in the secondary fermentation. The tubs are sealed for this stage, allowing the microorganisms to metabolize the sugar chains of the cherry’s mucilage and build up CO2 in the containers, creating the environment for carbonic maceration. This fermentation lasts for 80–120 hours before the coffee is fully washed, finally moving to be dried for 18–25 days.

Brandywine is located in Wilmington, Delaware.