La Piragua Lot 2, Colombia 300g
La Piragua Lot 2, from a different days harvest on Alexander Vargas’s family owned and operated Finca La Piragua brings that same sugar cane sweetness and juicy grapefruit-like acidity as our first lot released this year but with a slightly darker blackberry flavour to the cup profile.
Producer Alexander Vargas began working on his family owned coffee farm, later purchasing his own farm, Finca La Piragua, in the Palestina area of the Huila region. He adapted the land and built it into a coffee plantation from scratch, planting his own coffee from seed. He owns his own processing equipment, which means he depulps all his coffee cherries the day after picking, puts the coffee through a double fermentation, and then dries it to a specific moisture content using a parabolic drying bed.
La Piragua Lot 2, Colombia - Grapefruit, Blackberry, Sugar cane
Origin: Palestina, Huila
Producer: Alexander Vargas
Farm: Finca La Piragua
Detour coffees are sold as whole bean
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Detour was born in 2009 in a back alleyway in Dundas, Ontario. One of Canada’s earliest specialty coffee roasters, the brand was built on the idea that coffee should be more than just mindless morning fuel. Our founder, Kaelin McCowan, believed that if he sourced and secured the highest quality green coffees in the world, and roasted fresh to order, people would fall in love with what’s in the cup. Nearly a decade later our mission remains unchanged. We continue to strive to elevate coffee and act as industry leaders through ongoing experimentation and development.
We go far and wide for our beans, visiting the source directly to develop sustainable, quality-focused relationships with the world's best farms and specialty coffee leaders. These relationships are built on mutual respect and a commitment to creating the best coffee.
By traveling to where it grows, we are able to build connections with the mills, exporters and farmers themselves to better understand and source our favourite coffees. Ultimately, we look for people that love coffee as much as we do.
Careful roasting highlights the character of each coffee and balances all the flavours.
We roast fresh-to-order and constantly monitor and adjust to match the perfect profile every time. Time and temperature are critical. It can come down to seconds. Too dark and the character of the coffee can be lost. Too light and the flavours are underdeveloped, sour; we’re leaving behind the coffee’s potential by dropping it from the roaster too soon.
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