Tasting Notes: Honey, Apple, Round
Origin: Colombia - Huila
Farm/Co-op: El Triunfo
Sourced By: Coffee Quest
*Coffees are roasted every Monday and shipped Tuesday
This is our second year purchased from Audon's farm, El Triunfo. After purchasing from him at the end of the 2018 crop, we had the pleasure of visiting his farm over this last Summer while in Colombia. Audon maintains a beautiful, quite large, farm with two defining features:
1) As evident in our photos, Audon has cross planted a large amount of plantain trees all across his farm. Many farmers do this in Colombia both for additional revenue sources but even more importantly is the shade which these trees provide. Coffee trees flourish in the shade so the more trees intertwined the better.
2) Audon's farm is incredibly steep but this does not deter him as coffee is planted everywhere possible along the steep hillside. We walked the entire growing area and it's difficult to get across just how steep an area some of these coffee trees were planted on. Pickers have a very difficult job here as a result but the quality is wonderful as a result.
The resulting coffee from this Caturra lot is incredibly sweet and incredibly clean with predominate brown sugar/honey notes but as the cup cools there is lovely apple-like acidity andwhite grape juiciness. A great daily driver for everyday enjoyment.
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