This single origin natural is imported by CATA, experts in the Colombian green coffee trade, from producer Nestor Lasso's El Diviso Farm in Pitalito. What's special about this coffee (called Ombligon which means belly button in Spanish because of the beans unique shape) is that it is fermented using brewer's yeast, and the results are an intensely juicy cup, with notes of cherry, strawberry and watermelon.
Altitude: 1750 m.a.s.l.
Taste Notes: Intense Cherry, Strawberry and Watermelon
Roast Profile: 4
Alex explains why he chose this coffee for his entry into the UK Barista Championships: "I chose this coffee for its incredible, complex flavour profile and its versatility. It presented an opportunity to present something I've never really come across before and this made me very excited! As espresso, the intense cherry shines straight away in the aroma and transfers through to the palate, followed by a strawberry/watermelon aftertaste. With steamed milk it takes on a new identity, presenting flavour notes of strawberry ice cream, mango and raspberry. A truly special coffee."