Picnic del Pastor (SP)
This is one of the nicest washed coffees we've had the pleasure of drinking all year! Sweet and floral, it sparkles in the cup. We really love it!
Pastor Ordonez, the third generation producer who grows this delicate coffee with such skill and devotion, has been farming for over 30 years on one leg and crutches.
Don't miss out on this high scoring coffee that is really special for so many different reasons, from the farm to the cup!
ORIGIN + VARIETY: SINGLE PRODUCER - Colombia / Pink Bourbon
TASTING NOTES: Cotton candy + peach ice tea + tart apple + honey
PRODUCER: Pastor Ordonez
FARM: El Placer
REGION: San Agustin, Huila
ALTITUDE: 1800 masl
SIZE: Available in 227g, 340g, 454g, and 908g bags.
GRIND: Whole Bean, Filter, French Press and Espresso/Moka Pot.
More about the processing method:
Cherries are picked at peak ripeness, then left for 8 hours in sealed bags before being placed in the hopper and left for another 12 hours. The cherries are then released through the depulper and left to dry ferment for 36 hours. The coffee is then washed 3-5 times and moved directly to raised drying beds. The coffee dries for between 18-30 days, depending on the sun exposure. When the sun is very strong, a sliding roof is moved over to give more shade and slow drying.
More about Pastor Ordonez:
Pastor is a third generation coffee producer from San Agustin, tracing his lineage back to some of the earliest days of coffee production in the area. Now 50 years old, he’s spent his entire life since the age of 18 growing coffee, and has come to establish
himself as a respected grower.
Don Pastor has played an instrumental role in the development of specialty coffee in his area. He was an original member of the now famous Los Naranjos Association, a group of small producers who bound together to find a better market access and stable prices for their coffee as early as the year 2000.
Despite this step forward, he only achieved the sale of his coffee as a single prodiucer microlot in 2018, having sold all his coffee prior to then as part a blended lot.
Don Pastor is now focused on creating direct and stable relationships with roasters and small scale importers, rather than selling all his coffee in a blend to larger exporters. And he hopes this will also help get his name known on the international level as a coffee producer of great quality, which he rightfully is.
And we at The Artery are thrilled to be able to get to play a small part in making such a relationship a reality. And we are so happy that Semilla Coffee introduced us to Don Pastor and his coffee and we look forward to many more years of having it on our menu. And once you taste it, you'll no doubt agree!
- ESPRESSO: If wanting to pull this light roast as an espresso, we recommend playing with you ratios a bit to ward off a shot that might be a bit too bright. Try a 1:2.5 ratio, and grind a litter finer for a longer shot. We pulled this roast with 18g in, 38g out, at 36 seconds on our Silvia and it was great. But as always play around with it!
- POUR OVER: We recommend grinding a touch medium/medium-fine for this roast, 2-3 pours (post bloom) so you get the acids and brightness of this delicate light roast. We use a 1:14 for this one and it's so complex in the cup at such a ratio. But as always experiment, you may prefer a 1:16 ratio and 3-4 pours for more body and less acid! It really does well on flat or coned filters and we've been using it almost exclusively with our Origami.
- FRENCH PRESS: We recommend the James Hoffman method for this roast: 1:16.67 ratio // medium grind (not too coarse) // add water, do not stir, brew for 4 minutes // after 4 mins break crust gently, scoop everything off that floats // let sit for another 5-8 minutes // don't press all the way, only use it as a filter at the surface of the brew.
- ICED COFFEE: Perfect as a pour over flash freeze brew. Use large cocktail ice, lower your brewing ratios and then prepare as you usually would!