Colombia Nariño Los Buesacos

Colombia Nariño Los Buesacos

Farm Description

Los Buesacos is a blend made up from the coffees of roughly a dozen small producers just outside Buesaco town, Nariño. We put this blend together after cupping a high volume of samples at the association they belong to in Buesaco town, the goal being to separate out any coffees that score 86 points and above, which at a minimum insures the producer a premium that's 50% higher than the association's going rate (in the case of coffees we score micro-lot, the producer is paid a little more than twice the standard price). The local coffee association is a new venture started by two brothers who stepped out on their own to offer a more direct and transparent option than some of the local competitors. Association membership is growing, and we tasted some truly impressive coffees when cupping at their warehouse on our last visit. Farms are typically planted in Caturra and Variedad Colombia (F4 and F6 types), grown at altitudes between 1700 and 2000 meters, and each contributing lot in this batch are fully washed.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

At City roast level, the dry fragrance is laced with butterscotch and almond smells, like candied nut bar, or almond brittle candy. With a shade more development, there's a fruited accent that's like a dark dried stone fruit, or raisin smell, and blends in nicely with a solid core bittersweetness. The wet aroma smells caramel-y sweet, a buttery dark caramel smell lifted from the wetted grounds, with a coffee bittering accent that together produce a smell of dark caramel popcorn. That caramel popcorn aspect is apparent in the cup too, especially in my lightest City roast. The flavors up front are a bit like roasted corn and caramelizing sugars, a sweet/savory mix, that gives way to layers of raw sugars and toasted nut tones as the cup temperature cools. There's a return to aspects of nut brittle candy that was sensed in the smells, and the finish leaves behind roasted almond flavor laced with a sweet toffee accent. Full City adds in a ribbon of bittering chocolate roast tone, that while it's particularly dominant when the coffee is hot, shifts toward toasted raw sugar sweetness as the cup cools down a bit.

December 2018 Arrival

Score

86.8

Lot Size

38 x 70 kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City+

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Caturra     Typica     Variedad Colombia    

Grade & Appearance

Estate; .4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Available in 50 pound GrainPro packages for $225.00 ($4.50/pound) and in 100 pound GrainPro packages for $435.00 ($4.35/pound). Note that 100 pound bags must ship freight. Also available as a 300g sample.
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Ripe cherry at the farm outside Buesaco

A big day of parchment deliveries at the association in Buesaco town

Our ride through the surrounding hillside

 

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