2015 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar
Fabiola Rojas – Supreme Roastworks
Origin: Huila, Pital, Colombia
Producer: Fabiola Rojas
Farm: Finca El Roble
Elevation: 1700 masl
Harvested: July 2015
Roast Date: 24 Nov
Roaster: Supreme Roastworks
Taste Profile: Fresh and sweet aroma. Raspberry and mango with juicy mouth feel. Melon and pineapple. Clean and elegant.
The coffee is picked, processed and dried on the farm before it is delivered as dry parchment to the association. Cherries are handpicked by the farmers. After fermentation (overnight, 12 to 16 hours), the coffee is washed and floaters, and damaged cherries are separated. The coffees are rinsed in clean water before being sent to the drying. Drying in Huila is generally done in parabolic dryers to cover it from the rain. Growers hand sort impurities and light beans. Part of the program is about building new or reconstructing the dryers to increase ventilation and potentially add shade nets for slower drying. The farmers frequently deliver really small outturns of parchment as soon as they have their small daily or weekly batches ready. This microlot is comes from a single farmer.
This coffee is a result of collaboration between Nordic Approach, ex-porter Fairfield Trading, and Coocentral – a very professional and strong Cooperative with very good people involved. They are actively following up the producers with technical engineers and agronomists. They also have funds for this specific project. It’s a smallholder project in exclusive cooperation with Nordic Approach to improve the quality of the coffee and livelihoods of the producers.
Together with the Cooperative, NA came up with a list of criteria for elevation, varietals, processing and so on. Then Coocentral has actively gone out to farmers that fit in to the concept, and are investing in follow up and training with the growers. There are about 70 farmers currently part of the project, and this can be increased – in total there are about 3500 members in the Co-operative. Fabiola Rojas is one of the farmers who already is
part of this programme.
Supreme Roastworks is a café and roastery in the Norwegian capital, home of some of the best coffee roasters in the world. After operating as a roastery and working solely through wholesale accounts with restaurants, cafés and offices around the city since 2008, opened its first retail space in hip Grünerløkka early 2013.
Between the two of them, business partners and coffee veterans Joar Christoffersen and Magnus Lindskog had more than two decades of professional coffee experience when they first established the roastery in 2008. “I’ve always loved good food, wine, beer and coffee and stepped into the industry in 2002,” says Magnus, “and Joar started out in 2001 just geeking around with an espresso machine.” Before joining the pair last year, third and final co-owner Odd Steinar Tøllefsen was a regular customer at specialty cafés, where both Joar and Magnus worked over the years. “Together we make the best coffee possible for as many people as possible.”
Supreme Roastworks is an excellent spot for a quick mid-morning espresso or a slow mid-afternoon pour over and cinnamon bun. You’ll likely find a group of regulars sitting around the bar and catching up with the owners, and the staff will gladly engage in conversation about the coffee. “We love serving our amazing customers and working with people who truly enjoy and understand our concept and philosophy,” says Magnus. As they like to say: no fuss–just great coffee.
Odd-Steinar won the Norwegian National Brewers Cup Championships 2014 and 2015, and placed 4th in the World World Brewers Cup Championships, in Rimini Italy 2014.
At the WBC in Gothenburg 2015, Odd-Steinar won the World Brewers Cup using Semeon Abay Maker Series, an Ethiopian natural processed coffee from Ninety Plus Coffee.
Odd-Steinar is the World Brewers Cup Champion 2015.