Colombia Timaná Colinas Altas

Colombia Timaná Colinas Altas

Farm Description

This small-producer blend from Timaná, Huila is comprised of coffees from 3 different farmers. The coffee is from their "fly crop" (or called "mitaca", referring to the second, small harvest that happens toward the time of our Summer months), and so not all that surprising it took 3 farmers to produce 11 bags! The farmers are part of a 30+ member association in Timana (the first pic is of Timana town, from above), put together with a focus of increasing quality and production quantity, as well as the ability to export their coffees. Most farms are planted in Caturra and Variedad Colombia, and grown up at 1500+ meters. Processing is done onsite with hand crank pulpers, and the coffee is dried on raised parabolic beds. The main harvest is well underway, and we'll be making a trip to the association later this month selecting coffees for an end of the year shipment.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The ground coffee is perfumed with fragrant sugar smells, a molasses-oriented sweetness with hazelnut syrup accents. The wetted grounds have a potent sweetness of creme brûlée, vanilla custard and the fresh burned caramel sugar crust. This focused sweetness found in the aroma is also the backbone of the brewed cup too. The cup hot has a nice mix of dark brown sugar and maple candy-coated nut. Roasted almond comes through as the cup cools, along with a faint cocoa flavor at City+ roast level. The latter element builds with a touch more roast, and Full City pulls out more of that cocoa bittersweetness. Full City roast level makes for a great espresso too, very chocolatey and sweet, subtle fruit notes dotting a lasting Hershey's syrup flavor in the aftertaste. The lighter roasts express a very pleasant acidity too, tartaric and mouth-cleansing, making a near perfect daily drinking coffee. Extremely versatile and balanced coffee, performing well at a fairly wide range of roast levels.

Score

87.3

Lot Size

11 x 70 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City will yield balance, complexity, and defined acidity.

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Caturra     Variedad Colombia    

Grade & Appearance

Estate; .6 d/300gr, 15+ screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Flowering shrub at 1500 meters

Hillside nursery, Timana

The "lone wolf" in Timana town

Timaná town from the hillside
 

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