Region / Ibague, Tolima
Altitude / 1800m
Varieties / Wush Wush
Process / Anaerobic Natural + Darkroom Slow-dry
Harvest / May 2023 to July 2023
Note / Purple Flower, Grapefruit, Guava
Weight / 150g
Finca La Negrita is a lush estate in Tolima, Colombia that’s been optimized with surgical precision to produce world class coffee. Mauricio Shattah, a medical doctor by trade, takes meticulous care to treat every harvest with excellent attention to detail. At 1,700masl, he cultivates niche varieties including Moka, Laurina, Wush Wush, Pluma Hidalgo, and more. It’s not easy to coax successful harvests from these delicate plants, but with the effort Mauricio puts into his land, he takes it a step beyond success and to world renown quality.
Wush Wush, like Gesha, originated in Ethiopia and arrived in South America around 30 years ago. Now this rare varietal mostly grows in Colombia but stays true to its heirloom roots and every expression of this plant can be a little different, unlike other cultivars with thoroughly documented genetics developed from certified seeds.
At Finca La Negrita, this lot of Wush Wush first underwent anaerobic fermentation, then the fermented coffee cherries remain and dried in a dark, climate-controlled room with regulated temperature, pH, oxygen, and humidity levels. In there, it’s always 17ºC and below 40% humidity