Cupping Notes: Sweet clementine, milk chocolate and creamy body
Variety: Colombia, Caturra, Castillo
Altitude: 1,750 – 2,100m
This lot comes from the central department of Cauca, Colombia from the indigenous reservation Pueblo Nuevo and the 4 villages in the area. It is the second largest coffee producing municipality at the departmental level.
In addition to coffee, this area also contributes to the national economy with the export of flowers. These producers are part of the COMEPCAFE Cooperative based in Piendamo, Cauca established 2010. The Cooperative is made up of 1400 families spread across 7 areas in Cauca and includes 1600 ha of coffee farms. The farms are planted with castillo and colombia with a small portion (5%) of typica an caturra.
The Coop helps to support their members with technical support, the commercialisation of the coffees, food security programs as well as a pension program looking to protect the producers in the future.
The coffee growers that work in the area ares till very much affected by the troubles caused by the FARC and illicit drug trade operating close by, making life very difficult for these producers. The coffees are pulped on the farms in traditional “beneficios” on small pulping machines before then being dry fermented in tiled tanks overnight for 12-16 hours. After this the coffees are washed and then dried for 7- 10 days in parabolic tents on raised beds.