COLOMBIA - Nestor Lasso Sidra
SO THIS HAPPENED!
I am super hyped to share a special coffee with you from a producer you may have heard of by now. Nestor Lasso has been CRUSHING it over the past few years and had produced some really interesting lots that have really caught the attention of the coffee industry!
Earlier this year Nestor came over to London Coffee Festival with the Cata Export homies and it was legit to meet him and hang for a bit.
I have chosen to bring in his 'honey processed bourbon sidra' to showcase as it gave me a cup profile and a challenge in roasting that I haven't experienced before. And I am SOOOOOO buzzed with the result. It's a bright coffee that's a mix of sunny days and late night beach hangs! And it's another Limited run! So don't hang about homies.
In the brew I'm getting:
Peach ice tea, mint and menthol, and my taste markers are fresh & sweet
**5 years ago, Nestor Lasso and his brother Adrian took over the family farm and branched out into specialty coffee and experimentation rather than growing coffee like their parents. Today, at 22 and 24, the two brothers have teamed up with Jhoan Vergara, also the child of a coffee farmer, to create El Diviso. El Diviso brings together the two-family farms, El Diviso (Nestor and Adrian Lasso) and Las Flores (Jhoan Vergara), close to the town of Pitalito, in the Huila region of Colombia. This partnership was great as these 3 young guys united their knowledge to improve quality.
Then, 3 years ago, Cat & Pierre, founders of CATA Export and the 3 producers started a journey of trial and error to define the fermentation processes and protocols at the farm, with the aim to linked these coffees directly to the UK market. This learning process has been time and money consuming but with an exciting outcome as today these coffees have been used in many barista competitions across Europe.
All Process coffees are sold as 200g
**Roasted on Tuesdays, ships on Thursdays 🤙