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Colombia Timana - La Florida Vereda

Honey, butterscotch, and natural sugar aroma give way to a clean, fruited cup - apple, peach and apricot hints. Marzipan-like flavor in the long finish. Most complex fruit flavors in the light roast levels. City to City+
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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 9bags/boxes
Bag size 70.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade Estate grade 15+ screen
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+: this coffee has the most fruit notes and complex sweetness on the lighter end of the roast scale.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This is a small microlot from a single farmer in the La Florida Vereda of Timana, Huila . It comes to us from the quality-focused work of a local Timana cooperative, and our export partners in Medellin. The program involves cupping though many samples to identify farms and lots of particular quality, where we discovered this coffee from Leonel Gutierrez. The base price paid for the parchment coffee we buy is now in the 1,000,000 peso range, and when we select a coffee as a separate lot, a bonus is paid. 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. La Florida Vereda has produced some other very nice coffees so it's not a surprise to find Leonel's coffee scoring so well. Altitudes in the area for coffee production are starting above 1650 meters, and planting mostly caturra with some variedad Colombia, and bourbon.
The dry fragrance is very attractive with honey toast and butter, milk chocolate, and panela sweetness (panela is the cakes of local, raw Colombia sugar). The wet aromatics are also intensely sweet, with butterscotch toffee, caramel-vanilla, and mulling spice. Apple notes emerge in the cup, a particularly malic brightness, with a sweet spice accent dominated by cinnamon bark. Stone fruits come out as the cup cools, peach and apricot, set against a backdrop of complex sugars and vanilla flavor. In the long finish a very attractive marzipan-like flavor is evident, amaretto essence, that crowns this coffee with unique grace. It's very sweet coffee, and while I think it's just a delicious for drinking, based on my experiences judging competitions I feel it would probably rank high in that setting. I know it would for me...