Colombia Narino FINCA EL EUCALIPTO

  • Very fruity and easy cup
  • Nice acidity
  • Notes of Apricot and Quince

Producer: Family Cabrera

Variety: Caturra & Colombia

Altitude: 1750 masl

Exporter: Portillas Cafe

Importer: Daarnhouwer & Co

Rob Says: The two lots we bought from Portillas cafe have both Colombia as most important variety, which is a first timer for us.

Caturra is derived from the Bourbon mother variety and represents 25% of all Colombian production. (All Bourbon in total is 45%). The Colombia variety on the other hand is a cross between the Caturra and Timor, which originates from the Typica. (Typica in Colombia is 25% of the total coffee volume).

Cinecafé, a Colombian coffee research center, has 3 more funky new coffee varieties on its record: Castillo, Tabi and the all new Cinecafe 1. Probably you will hear more from these the upcoming years…

THIS COFFEE IS EXPECTED TO BE ROASTED AROUND MID JAN

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Colombia Narino FINCA LA ESMERALDA

  • Tobacco
  • Red Berry and Raisins
  • Small notes of Whiskey and Chocolate

Producer: Family Cabrera

Processing: Washed/Sun dried

Variety: Colombia & Castillo

Altitude: 1700 masl

Exporter: Portillas Cafe

Importer: Daarnhouwer & Co

Rob Says: First time ever we work with this Colombian exporter, Portillas Cafe, founded by Rachel and Frank Portilla. We think they did an unbelievable job, since the coffee is very clean and fruity.

Most Colombian coffees are mixed coffees from different producers. This doesn’t mean it’s not valuable, but we are very happy that for 2018 we bought two small lots that are Single Estate coffees. This makes the coffee more traceable and also helps us to get the money into the right hands, which is, to us, mainly the hands that do most of the work; the producers.

THIS COFFEE SHOULD BE HITTING THE ROASTER BY MID JANUARI 2018

Colombia Huila EL PARAISO

  • Very, very sweet cup
  • Ripe fruit, berries
  • Great Mouthfeel

Varietal: Mainly Caturra, with a part of Colombia

Drying Method: Fully sun-dried at each farm

Shade: Plantain, Chachafruto, Guamo and Nogal trees (40% shade cover)

Method: Tradiotional fully-washed process in micro mills at each farm

Importer: Caravela

 

ROB SAYS: Former Virmax, now Caravela is our loyal partner for our yearly La Serrania Decaf, but they also provide us yearly with at least one lot of great Specialty. This year it is the El Paraiso lot out of the well famous Huila department. Probably the sweetest Colombia ever and very nice for both filter and espresso brewing.

THIS COFFEE IS ONLY GOING TO BE ROASTED BY APRIL 2017

Colombia Tolima Las Brisas

• Cane sugar sweetness

• Well balanced with medium body

• Delicate

• Notes of Raisins and Caramel

The first Colombian Direct Trade in a while, this Las Brisas.

Coffee Origin Details :

BRAND NAME: Las Brisas

PRODUCERS 9 small coffee growers from the Municipality of Rioblanco

ORIGIN:, Municipality of Rioblanco, Department of Tolima (Colombia)

ALTITUDE: 1,500 – 1,900 metres above sea level (masl)

VARIETY: Caturra (60%), Colombia/Castillo (20%) and Typica (20%)

PROCESSING METHOD: Traditional fully-washed process in micro-mills at each farm

DRYING METHOD: Fully sun-dried at each farm in green-house and roof type drying patios

SHADE: Plantain, Chachafruto, Guamo and Nogal trees (~40% shade cover)

FERTILIZATION: Chemical Fertilization,~ 200 gr/tree/year

GREEN PREPARATION: Excelso EP (Screen 15+) Specialty Grade

Colombia Cauca Finca Los Naranjos

• Sugary
• Honey / Floral
• A touch of Cranberry
• Clean cup
The first Colombian of the 15/16 crop, this one.

Picked at an elevation of 1550 masl. This coffee is fully washed and dried in parabolic driers.

The variety is castillo and all this beautiful work is done by Francia Mutis and her husband, Yilson Suarez, decided to produce coffee in 2012 on their family farm, Los Narajnos. In addition to Francia and her husband, her son Cristian works on the farm as well. Francia insists on a selective hand-picking of ripe cherry every 15 days.

The region this coffee comes from is Cauca.

According to the limits set in the request for recognition of Café de Cauca Protected Denomination of Origin, coffee under this geographical indication is produced in 29 municipalities with an average altitude of 1758 masl., but which can stretch as high as 2100 masl. The region’s climate, rainy seasons and volcanic soils are homogeneous.