Creativa Coffee District (CCD) is a group of creatives set to spark collaboration in the industry by weaving coffee together with worlds of art and coffee, creating colorful cup profiles. Our partners at Equation Coffee started this project in 2018. Producers bring ripe cherries to CCD’s mill, and the work begins. First, they look for average Brix levels of 18° or higher and a pH above 4.5. After this, cherries are assigned to one of four fermentation styles. Each one is carefully crafted to suit each lot, bringing their unique characteristics to the forefront.
This lot underwent 48 hours of aerobic fermentation in open plastic circular tanks. With this fermentation style, the inner value of each lot is valued, showcasing nature’s potential. After the cherries have undergone their respective processes, they are set to dry on the patio. Two layers of shade mesh are used to guard the carefully drying cherry against the harsh sun, one layer underneath and one 10cm above. This helps extend the drying period up to 20 days.
CCD has a dry mill facility to guarantee that high-quality standards are upheld and the processing creativity shines to the final cup. Once the coffee is hulled and the cherry skins are successfully removed, it is sorted by density and size. Next, the coffee is sorted by color, an additional step towards a quality export. All coffees pass through a manual selection phase before being packaged for export. CCD enlists the help of the local indigenous community, the Ngäbe-Buglé, to oversee this critical process.
Sweet and fruity, this lot is brimming with bright fruit notes, a round body, and a sparkling acidity.