WINTER 2022 ALLOCATION
orange striped wush wush
orange striped wush wush | jose giraldo
jasmine | pinot gris | white peach | blueberry | watermelon | vanilla
"The best cup of coffee I've ever experienced."
- Head Roaster, Press Coffee
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equals $4.16 per 8oz. cup of coffee
An exceptionally rare coffee by Jose Giraldo
from the Finca Las Marias farm in Quinidio, Colombia.
Featuring notes of jasmine, pinot gris, white peach, blueberry, watermelon, and vanilla.
When brewed properly, one 6oz. box will brew twelve 8oz. cups of coffee.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COLOMBIA ORANGE STRIPED WUSH WUSH
this is a one-of-a-kind coffee. brew it with confidence.
coffee: 18 grams / 0.63oz in
water: 40 grams / 1.41oz out
water temperature: 201º
time: 32 seconds
grind: medium coarse
CHEMEX POUR OVER
coffee: 22.5 grams / 0.79oz
water: 400 grams / 14oz
water temperature: 205º
tip: rinse filter first
directions: start with a 50g bloom (1.7oz), proceeded by three 100g pours (3.5oz / ea.), conclude with a final 50g pour (1.7oz) .
CUPPING NOTES FROM OUR HEAD ROASTER
Wush Wush, named after the Wushwush village in Ethiopia where it grows as an heirloom variety, is an extremely rare varietal that made its way to Latin America around 30 years ago. Like Gesha, Wush Wush is exceptionally sweet in the cup with complex florality and plenty of fruit notes. However, where it differs from Gesha varietals, is that Wush Wush leans a little bit more heavily into herbal notes. This Orange Striped Wush Wush is grown by José Giraldo, a third generation coffee farmer and an absolute master of processing.
For this lot, José chose to use Carbonic Maceration– a technique taken from winemaking– as the primary processing method. With this method, the whole coffee cherries are sealed into airtight tanks which are then pumped full of carbon dioxide which allows the cherry pectin to break down from the inside out. This traps much of the flavor in the coffee parchment which yields vibrant, winey tasting notes in the cup.
While white wine is a tasting note in our release of this lot, it takes a back seat to floral tones and fruit. On the nose you can expect cherry, lemongrass, and a candy-like sweetness. Once brewed you should taste white peach, apricot, jasmine, blueberry, rosewater, melon, and a winey finish that becomes more apparent as it cools.
ABOUT THIS ALLOCATION COFFEE
Originally from the Wushwush region in the Ethiopia's southwest, the Wush Wush variety has found a new home in Colombia where the elevation and soil content create the perfect growing conditions for sweeter, more delicate coffees. Combine that with the know-how of Jose Giraldo of Cafe 1959 and you end up with one of the most delicious coffees on the market.
This one-of-a-kind coffee was developed by Milton Monroy. His farm, San Cayetano, is one of the most famous coffee farms in the region of San Juan de la China because of his impeccable farming practices. Milton’s father introduced him to coffee with the production of traditional coffees such as Castillo and Caturras. It was through this that they learned all about coffee crops.
After several years, they learned of an amazing variety known as Gesha which they were instantly impressed by after cupping it for the first time. From this one cupping, they decided to dedicate nearly 25% of their entire farm to this specific variety. As Milton says, it was the best decision they’ve ever made since getting started in coffee. Not only has Monroy mastered processing the Gesha variety, but he has also become a finalist in the Cup of Excellence in Colombia for several years running.
ORANGE STRIPED WUSH WUSH PRODUCER
orange striped wush wush
finca las marias
WHAT IS ALLOCATION?
Press Allocation features rare coffees that have been sourced from amazing farms around the world. These farms produce some of the world's highest rated microlots available. Four times a year the goal of Press Allocation is to source these coffees and share them with our customers and staff. To guarantee availability, we offer an Allocation (one 6oz box) to our subscription customers. Any remaining coffee will be available in stores and online until the current Allocation is sold out.
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colombia orange striped wush wush is available as a pour over for a limited time at all PRESS cafes*view all PRESS locations
*available on or after 12/12/22. subject to availability. ask your barista for details.
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