Marcela Castellanos - Orange Wush Wush
natural • Marcela Castellanos, Finca Mayorca • Quindio, Armenia
notes / blackberry, blueberry, candy sweetness
profile / creamy, heavy body, winey acidity
region / Quindio, Armenia
altitude / 1500-1550 masl
varietals / Orange Wush Wush
producers / Marcela Castellanos
farm / Finca Mayorca
harvest date / January 2021
processing / natural
fermentation / 42 hour whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in plastic tanks
drying / 14 days in raised beds
importer / Forward Coffee
Grown by Marcela Castellanos at Finca Mayorca, near the capital of the Quindio department, Armenia, this is the first time Forward has featured offerings from Marcela Castellanos, purchased through offer samples from our friends and partners at Cofinet.
Marcela and her husband, both doctors by trade, are most passionate about their coffee-growing business. Together they've been growing coffee for 15 years, with distinct coffee varieties, such as Wush Wush, Orange Bourbon, Pink Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, and Castillo. This season, we're proud to feature this Natural Wush Wush, as well as a Natural EF2 Yellow Bourbon.
This lot was picked following strict ripeness criteria and hand-sorted prior to fermentation. The cherries were then left to ferment inside plastic tanks for 42 hours. Following these sophisticated fermentations, this coffee was dried for 14 days in raised beds.