CUP PROFILE: Aromas of candied nuts lead to a full bodied cup of chocolate, caramel and orange with a clean finish.
ROAST PROFILE: Medium
ELEVATION: 1,250-1800 masl
OTHER NOTES: Traceable, single origin, Colombia Supremo
The city of Popayan is the capital of the state of Cauca, in the southern half of Colombia. The surrounding coffee region is on the plateau where the Andes mountain range reaches southern Colombia from Ecuador.
The Cauca and Popayan plateau is at an average of 1,600 meters above sea level and includes the neighboring Purace volcano, which has, over time, produced the region's rich soil.
Coffee farms in the region are usually smaller than 5 hectares. The region is also home to several indigenous groups that have been growing coffee for decades.
There are two rainy seasons that produce a main crop and a mid crop – or mitaca – guaranteeing fresh coffee year round. All cherries are handpicked and then pulped and washed on the farms.
The area’s soil conditions, altitude and washed processing lead to coffees that generally have a very nice aroma, a medium acidity and a medium body. These features combine to present a pleasant, sweet, chocolate aftertaste.
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CUP PROFILE: Hints of chocolate sprinkles lead to a nutty base with a smooth, creamy body and clean finish in this approachable, comforting coffee.
CUP PROFILE: Floral aromas lead to notes of tropical fruit and red plum with a juicy body and a sweet, citrusy finish.
ROAST PROFILE: Medium/Light
REGION: La Esmeralda, Jinotega
OTHER NOTES: Traceable, single origin
Farmers in this community receive a premium for their beans and have received technical and financial assistance through the Red Cherry project. They adhere to strict picking process to only deliver the best ripe cherries. In addition, the Red Cherry Project helps farmers achieve goals in soil and forest preservation, water protection, and water treatment systems.
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CUP PROFILE: Floral aromas lead to notes of black cherry and gobs of dark chocolate and salted caramel with a thick body and a lingering finish.