Colombia Finca El Cedro

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Colombia Finca El Cedro

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A fantastic, fruity washed Caturra, grown by Homer Cuchimba, whose farm we visited back in January, this is an absolute belter.
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Colombia Finca El Cedro
Well this is a special one! Back in January, Michael travelled to Colombia with our sourcing partners, Mercanta and Pergamino. During that trip, he was lucky enough to visit Homer Cuchimba on his farm, Finca El Cedro, which is located in the Inzá area of Cauca. Like many farms in Inzá, Homer's is tiny, covering just 1.5 hectares, and contributing to the patchwork of smallholdings which blanket the rugged, green landscape. Farming here is laborious but, to Homer, it comes naturally. After a stint living in the city, he's back doing what he does best; meticulously cultivating exceptional coffee, with the assistance of his wife and young daughter. Homer depulps, washes and dries his crop on his clay patio, then takes it down to the local hub in San Antonio, where it is sampled, tested, and shipped to Pergamino for milling and export. By working directly with the growers, Pergamino can help Homer, and over 250 other smallholder farmers in Inzá, earn more for their excellent coffee. We're getting delicious sweetness and well balanced tropical fruit notes from this Caturra varietal, along with subtle hints of black tea and a really lovely creamy mouthfeel. If you'd like to learn more about Michael's trip to Colombia, why not read his travelogue here [INSERT LINK].

Region:

San Antonio, Inzá, Cauca

Producer:

Homer Cuchimba

Farm/Milling Station:

Finca El Cedro

Processing:

Fully washed

Varietal (s):

Caturra

Altitude:

1,920 metres above sea level

Sourcing Partner:

Pergamino & Mercanta

Description

A fantastic, fruity washed Caturra, grown by Homer Cuchimba, whose farm we visited back in January, this is an absolute belter.
Roasters Notes Colombia Finca El Cedro
I have the best job in the world!

Not only do I get to roast amazing coffees like this, but I also get to meet the incredible people behind them. Visiting Homer at Finca El Cedro was a career highpoint - to see the effort, attention and love that goes into speciality coffee is absolutely humbling and I'm privileged to be, in a small way, a part of that world.
About Colombia
Colombia is the third largest coffee-producing country in the world. Mountainous and fertile, it has multiple tropical microclimates which result in incredibly diverse, quality coffee harvested from October to February, with a second, fly crop several months later, varying by region and microclimate.

There is a huge variety of coffee produced in Colombia, but the country’s coffee is generally associated with tasting notes of chocolate, nut and a moderate, citrusy acidity.

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