PRODUCER: Multiple farmers contributing approx 10 bags
VARIETY: Caturra, Colombia and Castillo
PROCESSING: Fully Washed and Sun Dried
ALTITUDE: 1,400 to 1,900 MASL
TASTING NOTES: Green grape acidity, apple, cherry, sweet, rich caramel and chocolate aromatics & finish
Cafe Imports: Regional Selects: Excelso Cauca
Regional Selects is a new project in Colombia meant to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific micro regions within Colombia.
Cauca is a Department, or State, in Colombia. The capital Popayan has a little over a quarter million people within the city limits.Cauca stretches from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Valle de Cauca is to the North and Narino to the south. Coffees from here, when done right, are big and juicy with red fruits, caramel, chocolate and some intense lingering acids.
Farmers in this region average about six acres of land. They pick, pulp, ferment and dry their coffee on raised beds with parabolic covers. The soil, sun weather and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavour of these coffees, when picked ripe and handled properly. These coffees are selected by cup and then blended together like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes from many fields in a four mile radius.