Colombia Inmaculada Eugenioides – Onyx Coffee Lab
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Colombia Inmaculada Eugenioides

This is it, the coffee that took the coffee world by storm. Winning not only the 2021 U.S. Barista Championship in the hands of Andrea Allen, but also 1st place in the World Barista Championship of 2021. This is one of most decorated coffees in history, and you have an opportunity to taste it for yourself. You'll want to reference our brew guide on this, as it will be different than any other coffee you've brewed before.



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Level: Moderate  |  Agtron # 72.6


Variety:
Eugenioides
Process:
Elevation:
1800 Meters
Cup:
Confectioners Sugar, Toasted Marshmallow, Grilled Pineapple, Cola
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Variety:
Eugenioides
Process:
Natural & Raised-Bed Dried
Elevation:
1800 Meters
Cup:
Confectioners Sugar, Toasted Marshmallow, Grilled Pineapple, Cola

Story

Just one cup of this coffee was enough to inspire a journey to South America to discover this species for ourselves. Legends and speculation buzz about this coffee. For starters, this is not even the same species as most of the coffee encountered on the market today. Coffea Eugenioides is considered to be one of the parents of modern Arabica coffee. Eugenioides is a very difficult coffee to grow, yielding only 150 grams per tree of unmilled coffee. It contains about half the caffeine of Arabica coffee, which causes the coffee to have almost no perceived bitterness. The defining characteristic of this coffee is its wild, almost unbelievable sweetness. It has a compelling lack of citric acidity that we are so used to in a coffee, presenting a whole new perspective on what coffee can be. Interestingly specialty coffee has honed in on just one species, Coffea Arabica, as the species that has become synonymous with specialty coffee. Over 100 species of Coffea have been described, and Eugenioides is hailed as a progenitor of modern-day Arabica.

Throughout the ‘19 and ‘20 competition year, we used this coffee onstage as an integral part of owner Andrea Allen’s winning barista competition routine. Since that win, our close friend Fernando at Inmaculada broached the idea of dialing in the processing method for this coffee over the next harvest. Fernando worked with the entire team at Inmaculada, settling on an 8 day ‘carbonic maceration’ fermentation. This is a limited oxygen fermentation where the cherries are placed in a tank, allowing the microbes to do the work of breaking down the sugars of the coffee cherries into a juice. The temperature is regulated throughout the fermentation in order to limit the activity, otherwise, the resulting cup will be too fruit-forward and will taste of vinegar. The results of that hard work are evident in the cup, as the last few year's harvest jumped over a full point in quality. What was a clear cereal note in the cup before has shifted into more vibrant fruit notes. Pineapple is now more prevalent up front, which fades into the more familiar sugary sweetness that this species is known for.

INMACULADA COFFEE FARMS
In 2010, the Holguin family began their coffee journey in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. They have a long history of producing both palm oil trees and sugar cane in Nariño. They started with 5.12 hectares*, and nine years later, they hold 50 hectares that is divided up into four farms, all of which have a unique climate. Inmaculada Coffee Farms is divided up into El Jardin, Las Nubes, Monserrat, and Inmaculada Concepcion. Inmaculada’s focus on growing exotic varieties and processing them to highlight their terroir is inspiring. Their goal is to “produce the most extraordinary coffees possible, regardless of risk or costs.” Most of the varieties they grow are incredibly low yielding and difficult to grow, proving their commitment to their goal. Within the grounds of their Inmaculada Concepcion farm, there is an old Catholic school that has been turned into their dry mill and cupping lab, complete with a Ferris wheel style drying bed on the roof. After cupping in their classroom-converted-to cupping lab, we zeroed in on four varieties that highlight what Inmaculada is accomplishing with all their hard work.

*A hectare is a unit of measure widely used in coffee-producing regions, one hectare is about 2.4 acres.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami & Sibarist Fast Cone

Coffee: 20g

Water: 270g @ 200°F

GRIND
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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 50g
0:30 - Spiral Pour - 100g
1:00 - Spiral Pour - 150g
1:30 - Spiral Pour - 200g
2:00 - Spiral Pour - 270g
Drain 2:45

Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$55.00

Transportation

The cost we incurred importing this coffee is considerably higher than most coffees we purchase. Due to the extremely small lot size, we chose to air freight all of the boxes of Eugenioides this season. This transportation cost is broken down per pound of coffee and covers preparation, shipping, and customs clearance (via Fedex).

$3.34

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.62

Cup Score

90

Lot Size

Transparency Grade

A+

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$63.79
$55.00
$3.34
$5.45
$1.80
$1.62
90
A+

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$55.00
$3.34
$5.45
$63.79
$1.80
$1.62
90
200lbs
A+
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