Wild Goose Coffee Roasters - Columbia Blanca Riascos

  • Wild Goose Coffee Roasters - Columbia Blanco Riascos


    Cupping Notes:  Blackberry, Pomegranate, Cane Sugar

    Region: Narino

    Process: Honey

    Altitude: 2100 m


    Photo Credits + Information on the Coffee - Wild Goose Coffee Roasters



    This lot comes from Blanca Riascos, who comes from a coffee farming family. She has instilled a love for farming in her children as well- her daugher Edilma Lopez helps her manage the processes on the farm because Blanca is around 70 years old.

    With the help of a few hired pickers on the farm, Blanca and Edilma are careful to ensure that cherries are picked when they measure between 24 and 28 on a brixometer (borrowed from a neighbor who has one). Cherries are floated to sort out over- and under-ripes, and to even out the temperature on the cherries. They’re leftin a bag in a cool, shady area overnight to begin the fermentation process. The nextmorning, the coffee is de-pulped leaving a bit of mucilage left on the beans. Thecoffee is left to ferment anaerobically in sealed pickle barrels- they measure the pH throughout, and identify when it’s reached the perfect point. From there, the coffee is moved to a vertical dryer- it starts on the top “level” where the mucilage can drip
    out a bit over 1-2 days, then it’s left for 4-5 days on the second bed level, and thenfinally it moves to the lowest level. In total, the coffee dries for about 25 days in thisparabolic dryer system- it’s partially shaded with shade cloth to protect theparchment from the sun’s harsh rays, and it’s well-ventilated. Because there’s more moisture left on the beans (from the mucilage), Blanca and Edilma are super careful to rotate it regularly to make sure that it dries evenly. 


    Region: Narino

    Process: Honey

    Altitude: 2100 m


    Photos courtesy of Wild Goose Coffee Roasters

    #1equals 10:  Every bag of coffee helps provide food for a family in need.

    Bag size - 12oz

    Orders to be placed into Bread and Flours by Tuesday 5pm.

    Orders will be roasted the week of your order and delivered by Bread and Flours.

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    2351 W. Lugonia Ave.
    Suite J
    Redlands CA 92374
    United States