Our infused coffee, "Culturing," is back in stock! Its unique flavor made it so popular last year that people kept asking for it even after it sold out. Whether you drank it last year or are considering trying it for the first time, we hope you will enjoy its one-of-a-kind flavor.
The Milan Farm
The Milan Farm is part of a group with Buenos Aires and La Riviera farms. They share information on coffee varieties, selection, and cultivation. In particular, the Milan Farm has a coffee processing station called UBA, developed for special processing such as Double Fermentation and Culturing, in addition to standard processing such as Natural, Honey, Washed, and others.
The Culturing Process
Culturing is a unique and special process of fermentation using a starter culture with ingredients such as yeast, bacteria, local fruits, aromatic plants, and spices. Pineapple, banana, coconut, roasted malt, brown sugar derived from sugar cane, and fermenting microorganisms are added to the fermentation tank. The varietal "Niu" was named after the Hawaiian word for coconut.
We have chosen to describe it as an infused coffee because fruit is added to the coffee for flavor, not just to promote fermentation.
The taste notes of mascarpone, butter, and milk are alive and well in this year's batch. When this coffee is brewed, it becomes milky.
The roasting process is finished with a medium roast. Last year's batch was reminiscent of brown butter. This year's feels like melted butter. When warm, it has a sweet and sour taste like biting into a fresh plum and a peppermint-like freshness. As it cools, an aftertaste like cacao nibs appears, giving it a tiramisu-like quality.
This fascinating cheese flavor is sure to become habit-forming and may even tempt you to forget your regular coffee!
• Farm: Milan
• Producer: Julio Cesar Madrid
• Area: Risaralda, Colombia
• Altitude: 1,600 meters
• Varietal: Castillo/NIU
• Processing: Culturing
• Taste Notes: Fresh plums, mascarpone, strawberry milk, round, butter, peppermint, milk chocolate, cacao nibs