Finca Tamana SL28

US$22,85

The SL28 from Finca Tamana is quite subtle in the flavour profile but still has some of the classic SL28 flavours like red berries.  It has a lower acidity and an interesting floral and black tea note. Quite different to a Kenyan SL28 coffee.

Additional information

Weight 0.357 kg
Dimensions 15 × 7.5 × 23 cm
Roast Profile

Producer

Country

Colombia

Region

El Pital, Huila

Cultivar

Process

Washed

Harvest

Flavour Notes

Quantity
US$22,85

I planted these SL28 seeds with Elias in 2013 and the trees were planted in the field in early 2014. Since then we have been waiting to get this coffee in our shop.  In 2017 we got 24 kilos and in the last years we have gotten an increasing amount of this coffee, but it is still in limited quantities.

 

Although the SL28 is a tall tree that produces well, it is highly susceptible to leaf rust which means Elias is running the risk of losing his production if he does not manage the trees well. Since this cultivar produces a delicious cup of coffee, we feel it is still worth the risk to at least grow a tiny portion of this coffee on Elias’ farm so that we have a different flavour profile to enjoy.   

 

The SL28 from Finca Tamana is quite subtle in the flavour profile but still has some of the classic SL28 flavours like red berries.  It has a lower acidity and an interesting floral and black tea note. Therefore I find it to be quite different from the brighter and more intense Kenyan grown SL28 coffees.

 

SL28 is a cultivar typically grown in Kenya and other parts of Kenya and is known for its high quality and fruity cup. It is no secret that I love this fruity cultivar that at it’s best taste like black currant juice, rhubarb or rose hip tea. SL28 was a selection made by the Scott Agricultural Laboratories in the 1930’s and is by far the most common cultivar grown in Kenya and one of the main reasons why everyone thinks about fruity coffees when they speak of Kenyan coffees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

After de-pulping, the parchment coffee with the mucilage on is fermented for 14-16 hours over night 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 custom challenges, we are not currently able to ship to Russia.

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
Sweden & Denmark: 3 – 9 days
Europe: 3 – 10 days
United States: 5 – 10 days
Rest of world: 7 – 20 days

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 FAQ page. If you still have any question, please send an email to hello@timwendelboe.no.

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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