2015 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar
Luis Fernando – Supreme Roastworks
Origin: Buesaco, Nariño, Colombia
Producer: Luis Fernando
Elevation: 2000 masl
Harvest: June-July 2015
Roast Date: 24 Nov
Roaster: Supreme Roastworks
Floral with sweet aroma. Lemon and apple.
Clean and complex with flavors of herbs, ripe citrus and pineapple.
Soft, creamy mouthfeel and juicy aftertaste
The coffee is picked, processed and dried on the farm before it is delivered as dry parchment to the Cooperative’s purchasing point. Cherries are handpicked.. 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 drying. Drying in Nariño is done on small patios or in ventilated parabolic dryers to cover it from the rain. Growers hand sort impurities and light beans.
Nariño is located in the far south-west of Colombia bordering Ecuador, and is in general one of the most challenging, but also most interesting places to work. The coffee is grown at extremely high elevation, up to 2200 meters, very steep hillsides, and mainly super tiny producers in remote areas – the average farm size in Nariño is 0,8 hectares.
General production in Colombia is based on smallholders related to a cooperative or association. We are working with a Growers Association that are currently attracting a lot of great farmers as they have established a cupping lab, and through buyers like us pay the premium back to the growers. It’s a young organization and they got some funds to establish the cupping lab a year ago. They are in the town of Buesaco where there are plenty of similar private and Cooperative buyers, but none of them as far as we know are cupping and keeping the lots separated in the same way as these guys.
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.