For this LTD Release we are excited to bring you a refined and sublime coffee from Colombia!
Every now and then we come across a coffee that immediately makes an impression. Colombia is a long time favorite for us here at Kaladi but the vast majority of the coffee grown there today is hybrid varieties known for their resilience – certainly an important consideration for sustainability – but it comes at a cost for flavor quality. While most coffee grown in Colombia will end up used for blends there are some farmers who still grow heirloom Bourbon varieties in small lots. It’s expensive and time consuming, and the harvests are small. Here is an example of a number of farmers coming together with their prized lots to create a delicious example. This is Colombia coffee like it used to be. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with notes of caramel, cocoa nibs and azalea blossoms. A coffee to savor.
From the importer:
Ever stop to think about all the variables that factor into creating a distinct, complex, clean and consistent regional blend? Here is one you will want to dissect, with one part terroir (from the coveted department of Huila), one part one part plant variety (bourbon), and one-part small farm collaboration (the backbone of Colombian production). This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile and unique processing character was produced from the efforts of 26 producers committed to following a specific processing protocol to draw-out a consistent profile. Using their own micro-mill, each producer carefully harvested cherries, depulped and then fermented in sealed tanks for 24 hours. After fermenting, the coffee was washed and then gently dried on raised beds. The harmony between these producers in post-harvest practices was impressively precise to achieve such a clean and consistent blend.
Producer: 26 producers organized around Mastercol
Variety: Pink Bourbon, Red Bourbon, and Yellow Bourbon
Region: Pitalito, La Argentina, Salado Blanco, Palestina, San Agustin in Huila, Colombia
Altitude: 1650 – 2000 msl
Process: Fully washed and dried on elevated tables inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
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