Colombia Huila Ramiro Collazos

Colombia Huila Ramiro Collazos

Farm Description

Huila has been a great region for us for coffee for several years now. Tucked up in the southwest corner of the country, many of the farms are at great altitudes, taking advantage of mountainous landscapes, compliments of the Andean ranges. This year, we were lucky to source from producers within Huila that are new to us, and this particular coffee is one of these new "gems". Ramiro Callazo farms just about 6 hectares of coffee each season, and this particular lot of 11 bags represents this year's final harvest. His farm is comprised of mostly Caturra with some Catimor mixed in. He processes his coffee like many small farmers in the area, with a hand crank depulper, and then ferments and washes in a single, tiled tank. The coffee is then laid out on raised parabolic beds to dry, adding yet another layer of protection to the coffee (in addition to the parchment).


Cupping Notes

This Huila coffee is a real crowd-pleaser, with a simple, yet refined profile built on a sweetness that is grounding in the cup. The dry aromatics have a scent like red honey, that is rounded out by a lingering note of raw almond. More developed roasts bring up the smell of complex sugar browning, along with an unrefined sugar scent that is similar to brown rice syrup. Adding hot water brings up a smell of Monnuka raisin in the steam, along with a floral candy aspect that reminds me of butterscotch. The cup is close to aromatic profile with dried fruits and an almost pectin-like sweetness. The mouthfeel is juicy and with a weight similar to apple cider. Cupping this coffee across the roast spectrum, we determined that the front edge of Full City was our preferred level. Deeper roasts capitalize on this coffee's potential sweetness, transferring high starch content into developed sugars. This makes a great cup of coffee as well as a fantastic shot of espresso.

Score

87

Lot Size

11 x 70kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City+ works well with this coffee, though steering clear of 2nd crack.

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Catimor     Caturra    

Grade & Appearance

Excelso / .0 d/300gr, 15+ screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Harvesting in Huila

Rolling Andean mountains, Huila

Drying on a raised, parabolic bed
 

Comments

#1 I'd like to ascertain an

I'd like to ascertain an approximate altitude, at any availability :)

#2 sorry SO late!

...hey Jimmy. It looks like we missed the opportunity to get you this info in a timely manner. Sorry about that! But just in case you're still wondering, Ramiro's farm sits at 1730 meters. I'm very sorry this slipped through the cracks!

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