Mexico Veracruz Huatusco Extended fermentation
Cherry / Strawberries and Cream
"Abnormal Offerings for Coffee Lovers."
The Skeleton Key Series is a new set of small batch single origin offerings from Brass Ring Coffee. These are coffees that we find to be special or "abnormal" in some way or another. Some of these coffees may come from special farms, use experimental processing techniques, unique typicas, or just have an extremely special flavor or character. You can always count on a Skeleton Key coffee to transport you to somewhere special when you close your eyes to take the the first sip.
$16.25 for 12 oz.
$20.30 for 1 lb.
Wholesale pricing available (Contact us for pricing)
The transformation of coffee cherry to a green coffee bean is a complex biotechnological process. The process involves fermentation where microorganisms (yeast, bacteria and fungi) use the mucilage in the coffee cherry digest the carbohydrates and produce complex metabolites. These metabolites when roasted provide the wonderful aroma and taste of a cup of coffee.
In this very special lot we took fresh coffee cherry from the Zilli and Sampieri families, pulped them carefully, and added a starter culture to the fermentation tank. We allowed the fermentation to extend about two to three times the normal fermentation while monitoring the pH and other indicators. Finally we washed the coffee and dried it. The secret behind our starter culture is that it changes the microbiological makeup of the fermentation to both encourage good flavor and discourage the negative flavor elements. Hence when evaluating our coffee we found that the extended submerged fermentation using a starter culture enhanced the fruity and sweet attributes and reduced unfavorable volatiles, resulting in an improved aroma.
This information comes courtesy of our friends at Covoya Coffee.
If you live in the Iowa City area (IC, Coralville, or North Liberty), use coupon code ICFREE to waive the shipping fee and get free local delivery on orders over $20 (free deliveries are made on Fridays).