Colombia Catatumbo Washed Microlot (2019)
|Bag Weight||70 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
This is a washed microlot from 3 small farms near the village of La Pradera in the Nariño region of southern Colombia.
This microlot is made up of coffee from 3 small farms: Fincas Vergal, La Loma and Las Piedras. These farms are between 2 and 5 hectares in size at altitudes ranging between 1,500 and 1,850masl and cultivate the varietals of Caturra, Colombia and Castillo.
This lot utilises a traditional washed process. Ripe cherries are pulped and dry-fermented for 24-36 hours depending on climatic conditions. The coffee is then thoroughly washed to remove any excess mucilage, which has broken down during the fermentation process. After washing the coffee is dried on a concrete patio in the sun for 3-4 days, after which it is transferred to a parabolic solar drier for a further 10 days, or until the optimum moisture content has been achieved.
This subregion has maintained a coffee growing tradition for many decades, this being its primary economic income source. The area has a unique microclimate due in part to a hill called La Jacoba.
The wider Nariño region is located in South-West Colombia, including a pacific coastline and a border with Ecuador. Coffee is traditonally grown in the mountainous inland areas.
- Total Bags In Lot 75
- Status Spot
- Cup Score 85
- Region La Pradera, La Union
- Farm Name Finca Vergel, Finca La Lomas, Finca Las Piedras
- Processing Washed
- Bag Type Jute
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Castilla, Caturra, Colombia
- Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
- Growing Altitude 1600-1800m
- Country of Origin Colombia
- Warehouse The Annex
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- CTRM Contract Number P605211-1