Finca Tamana Bourbon

kr 181.44

These Bourbon cultivars are among the best coffees currently being produced at Finca Tamana. As with all coffees we buy from Elias, this Bourbon is super clean and sweet with a delicate fruity and subtle floral profile.

Additional information

Weight .311 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 7.5 cm
Cultivar

Flavour Notes

Producer

Country

Colombia

Region

El Pital, Huila

Process

Washed

Harvest

Roast Profile

Contents

Whole Coffee Beans

Bag Size

250g

Quantity

This is the third  harvest we have of the red and pink Bourbon cultivars from Finca Tamana. I managed to get some seeds from a really nice red Bourbon in 2014 that I gave to Elias. We planted these seeds together in June 2014 and the trees were planted in a small hill at Finca Tamana in August 2015. At the same time Elias had gotten a handfull of seeds from a neighbour of some pink Bourbon. The difference is the red and pink colour of the coffee cherries when they are ripe but they also taste slightly different in the cup where the pink one is slightly more floral and the red one is slightly more fruity.

 

I am very happy that so far it is one of the best coffees we have tasted from Tamana. Elias has now planted more of these cultivars and we can expect even more of this delicious coffee already in 2023

Bourbon is one of the most genetically important C. arabica cultivars in the world as many newer cultivars like Caturra, Mundo Novo, Villa Sarchi and Pacas descend from Bourbon. It was introduced from Reunion Island (former Bourbon Island) to Brazil around 1860 and quickly spread all over Central- and South-America. Bourbon is a tall plant with low yields but has potential to produce very high quality coffee. Unfortunately it is susceptible to leaf rust which is part of the reason why most Bourbon trees in Colombia and other countries have been replaced with the Bourbon dwarf mutation Caturra and later with resistant hybrid cultivars like Castillo and Variedad Colombia.

 

 

 

 

FINCA TAMANA PRODUCTION PROCESS
Picking and sorting

The coffee is selectively hand picked by hired pickers under supervision of Elias. Cherries are hand-sorted before they are processed to make sure only ripe cherries are processed together.

Depupling, fermenting & washing

The coffee cherries are stored in the cherry hopper in open air over night before the coffee is de-pulped in the morning. After de-pulping, the parchment coffee with the mucilage on is fermented for 24 hours in clean stainless steel tanks. The fermentation is stopped when the mucilage is easy to clean off and before the coffee flavour is influenced by negative fermentation flavours. The coffee is then washed in clean water by using an eco-mill which is a mechanical mucilage remover. The eco-mill reduces water waste from the average 50-100 litres of water per kilo of coffee with traditional washing methods to only 0,5 – 1 litre per kilo. After washing the coffees are soaked for 24 hours in clean water in tiled cement tanks. All floaters (beans with low density) are removed during the washing and soaking process.

Drying

After the soaking stage the clean parchment coffee is dried in parabolic dryers and drying beds covered with shade nets to prevent the beans from over heating. The coffees are raked throughout the day to ensure even drying. Drying normally takes from 20 to 30 days and once the moisture content is below 11% it gets packed and stored in air tight grain pro bags. All our coffees from Finca Tamana are vacuum packed before it is shipped to Norway.

DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?

Yes, we are pleased to offer international shipping with either DHL or Norwegian Post (Posten). Unfortunately, due to customs challenges we are not currently able to ship to Brazil, Vietnam, Russia and Greece, but we are working on finding a solution for these countries.

Note: There are some countries we are only able to send to with DHL at the moment as the Norwegian Postal  Service is not able to deliver to all countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check this website if your country is open for postal delivery with normal mail.

HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?

The shipping cost varies based on how many bags you order and the shipping method you choose. It is calculated during checkout.

Norwegian orders: We use Posten for packages delivered within Norway. With this service you can choose between normal mail without tracking or “Pick-up parcel” with tracking and delivered to your local pickup point.

International orders: Customers based outside of Norway can choose between Norwegian mail service with no tracking or DHL with tracking.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY COFFEE?

Below you will find the estimated shipping times for the two shipping services we offer.

Norwegian Post (Posten)

Norway: 2 – 5 days
United States: 5 – 10 days
Rest of world: 7 – 20 days

EU: Not available.

DHL (Tracking provided)

Europe: 2 – 3 days
Rest of world: 3 – 4 days

Please note that because of varying degrees of lock downs due to the Covid-19 situation, deliveries outside of Norway with postal service may take anywhere from 1-6 weeks. DHL is not affected by this delay in a significant way. However this won’t affect the quality of your coffee. The bags are flushed with Nitrogen gas before they get vacuum sealed which maintains the freshness.

For more information, please see our Shipping Information page. If you still have any question, please send an email to hello@timwendelboe.no.

FILTER

We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.

ESPRESSO

We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.

Elias from Finca Tamana Coffee Farm

Meet Elias

I first met Elias back in 2007 when I was traveling around Colombia with my friend and coffee exporter mr. Alejandro Renjifo. The aim of the trip was to find delicious coffees and potential farmers that I could work with to make sure we got a steady supply of tasty coffees from Colombia. While passing through the state of Huila I visited a small group of farmers in Acevedo that was lead by Elias. I remember we drank hot chocolate (!) and ate bread and cheese at his house and Elias gave me an impression of being a passionate and hard working farmer. Later that year I received a few samples from him but unfortunately his coffee was not meeting my quality requirements so nothing really came out of it.

We did meet a few times more on my later visits to Colombia but it was not until 2011 that we started discussing working together. There were a couple of reasons that triggered my interest in cooperating with Elias. He had show interest in meeting me every time I went to Colombia and he had also bought Finca Tamana which happened to be situated next to a farm that I had been purchasing small quantities of coffee from in the past. It meant that I knew there was potential for growing good coffee in the area and since Finca Tamana was much bigger than the average 2 hectare coffee farm in Colombia I knew that there was potential for producing enough quality coffee for our demand.

Transparency

We buy coffee directly from Elias Roa, the farmer. Fairfield Trading, the exporter, provides milling and logistical service and the coffee is imported by ourselves directly to Norway.

We have been buying coffee from Elias every year since 2012 and we will continue to do so in future years.

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