// ELKIN GUZMAN, NATURAL LACTIC, COLOMBIA - 150g Tin
Prepare for a coffee experience you've never had before.
Elkin Guzman of Finca el Mirador has developed a reputation in the coffee industry. Known for his remarkable coffees that make use of experimental varietals and processing methods, Elkin once stated 'The future of coffee is in its past'. His experiments with the coffee he produces serve to embolden the future by recognizing and building upon the innovations of the past, and make no mistake - this coffee feels as if it's come straight from the future.
Featuring a Natural Lactic process, Elkin's coffee is robust, producing pinpoint flavour notes that expand on the flavours we typically associate with what coffee tastes like. In our rigorous cupping trials, we picked out notes of 'New York Cheesecake' and 'Strawberry Compote'. We couldn't resist bringing Elkin's coffee in, and are so very excited to share the experience that his coffee is, with you.
// THE DEETS
Tastes: New York Cheesecake, New Wave, Strawberry Compote
Feels: Joy Division, Depeche Mode and Tears for Fears
Producer: Elkin Guzman
Process: Natural Lactic
Altitude: 1550-1690 masl
Fermentation Time: 24-60 hours in Cherry, 120-160 in Tank
Drying Method: Raised Patio
Drying Time: 25 Days
Importer: Apex Coffee Imports
El Mirador is a 32-hectare farm located near the town of Pitalito in Huila. Elkin Guzman’s family has a history of over 70 years in the coffee business, 12 of which were dedicated to researching post-harvest processing techniques. 30 Hectares of the farm are dedicated to growing exotic coffee varieties like Catiope, Mokka, Tabi, Geisha, as well as Orange, Striped, and Pink Bourbon. The remaining hectares of land are used to grow a Caturra variety for processing experiments. During harvest, a process of meticulous selection of ripe cherries allows only the sweetest fruits to be processed. Elkin has standardized the workflow and processing procedures used at this farm to ensure consistency and quality control at each step. His innovative approaches to fermentation and immaculate attention to detail have made this farm a benchmark in the industry in terms of its quality. Elkin’s eagerness to learn and passion for coffee is what makes this farm one of the most exciting in Colombia.