A labor of love, Cristales Estate carries on the memory of Marcela Castellanos
Marcela was a doctor and coffee farmer in Armenia, and she and her husband enjoyed sharing time experimenting with processes and varieties. After she passed away a few years ago, her husband kept moving their coffee farms forward in her memory. This Wush Wush is one that we've purchased from them for two years now, and it's one of the most unusual coffees in our lineup.
Green Buyer Notes: Wush Wush can be a coffee that's TOO unique sometimes. This variety can sometimes exhibit a level of funkiness that rivals weird cheeses etc, but from Cristales it's always extremely clean and exceptionally vivid. The beauty in the variety is that it has the intensity of an heirloom (like a Gesha) but a more unique flavor profile versus tasting like a 90-point Ethiopian. When we find that rare combination of unique and high quality, I know we have a winner!
Region: Quindío, Colombia
Farm: Cristales Estate
Producer: Marcela Castellanos
Process: Carbonic Maceration Natural
Variety: Wush Wush
Tasting Notes: Unique and complex; Peach Blossom, Tart Cherry, and Punchy Orange notes
Reserve & Exotic coffees are on a limited roasting schedule. Anything ordered with it will be delayed and ship alongside it.
V60 Brew Recommendations:
Grind: 8.7 / 16.0
Bloom: 1:2 for 30s
Total Brew: 3:00
We recommend a continuous pour