CUP PROFILE: Fruit florals dive into a full-bodied fudge bomb with honey-like sweetness and brown butter.
ROAST PROFILE: Medium
GROWER: Asociacion de Productores Organics de Santander Kachalu
PROCESSING: Washed and dried inside solar dryers
OTHER: Single origin, Organic farm, Rainforest Alliance
Cultivated in the mountainous Andes blanketed with natural forest, Kachalu has been recognized by the Rainforest Alliance Awards for the last 4 years as one of their top five certified coffees. Kachalu is a tight-knit group of 110 producers who cultivate coffee on small farms. Each producer manages their own micro-mill where meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying coffee takes place.
The Kachalu group has worked directly with the Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC) for more than two decades to gain better access to technical support for best agricultural practices. In addition to marketing coffee internationally, the FNC provides producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality. The FNC also strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families through projects promoting income diversification and education.