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Colombia Timana Dos Cafetales

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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Mar 9 2015
Lot size 8bags/boxes
Bag size 70.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra, Variedad Colombia
Grade Estate
Appearance .6d/300gr, 15+ Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City+; our best results were around City+, which is what we used for the review
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
"Dos Productores" 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 Espa±a the other 3. Both coffees exude pectin sugar sweetness, and the resulting blend is fantastic.
Dos Productores 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 br_l©e 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.