Colombia Timana Dos Cafetales

Colombia Timana Dos Cafetales

Farm Description

"Dos Cafetales" is just how it sounds, built from 2 very small microlot-coffees we came across when building this most recent container of Colombia coffees. These producers are both from the Municipality of Timana, a region where our interest is growing, partly due to the quality-focused work of a local Timina cooperative. It starts with a fairly high price being paid for parchment coffee, end of 2014 seeing prices in the 900,000 peso range for base quality. Competition for Huila coffee is high, so paying high prices comes with the territory. And the premium we pay for the 'microlot' quality coffee sees an additional payment returned to the farmer, and immediately upon our approval of the sample (unique, and actually due to the good work being done by the intermediary group we work with, who handle financing and quite a bit of pre-selection for us). Anyway, these two producers are from the Camenzo and Santa Barbara Veredas, altitudes starting above 1500 meters, and planting mostly Caturra with some Variedad Colombia. We tasted the initial offers on a visit to Timana a few months back, and the rested coffee is impressive. The Vidal family provided 5 of this 8 bag blend, and Eli España the other 3. Both coffees exude pectin sugar sweetness, and the resulting blend is fantastic.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

Dos Cafetales smells perfumed coming out of the grinder, a cane juice sweetness, with juicy red punch and fruit syrups. The wetted grounds are quite potent, more of the sort of tropical aspects of punch, with a strong sense of creme brûlée crust topped with very sauce. The break produces a nice floral scent too, like sweet pea flower. The cup hot has a nice mix of brown sugar and faint citrus notes, with lingering bittersweetness in the finish. City+ roasts open up quite a bit as the coffee cools, with fruited flavors popping up in the profile, red berry, baked apple pie filling, citrus accents, as well as a hazelnut syrup note. The acidity very juicy and prominent in the cup, falling somewhere in-between malic to citric (like mild orange). This is a complete Colombian coffee through and through, and middle roast ranges boast more-than convincing sweetness, fruit tones, acidic brightness, and a pointed finish.

Score

87.8

Lot Size

8 x 70 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City+; our best results were around City+, which is what we used for the review

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Caturra     Variedad Colombia    

Grade & Appearance

Estate; .6 d/300 grams; 15+ Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Hillside nursery, Timana

The "lone wolf" in Timana town

Flowering shrub at 1500 meters

Ripe cherry near Santa Barbara
 

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