Region: Rio Sucio, Caldas
Varietal: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Altitude: 1600 – 2200 MASL
Coming from the second largest coffee producing country in the world this coffee is produced as part of the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Alto Occidente de Caldas which was established in 1964. During the harvest season, families will work with their neighbours to select ripe cherries before depulping in micro-beneficios where they will then de-pulp and ferment the coffee in water for 16 -24 hours, depending on the weather. The coffee is then washed and put out to dry on small drying patios on the roofs of the houses it for between 8 – 14 days. They then deliver it to the Cooperative where, it is assessed and categorised, allowed to rest and then milled for shipment.
Tasting notes: Starting with an aroma of dried apricot this coffee is full of fruity flavours. You’ll find raisins and orange and a very smooth creamy body with medium acidity.