250g, Whole Beans
A phenomenal microlot, complex and delicious with mango, strawberry and floral notes
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Farm: Villa Hermosa
Varietal: Red and yellow Colombia
Process: 36 hours fermentation and dried on parabolic beds
Altitude: 1750 metres above sea level
Region: Inza, Cauca
This microlot was produced and processed by Flor Penna, a smallholder member of the ASORCAFE – Inzá, Cauca producer group. Produced at 1,700 metres above sea level, this very special lot was selected out from the rest of the organization’s producers as being of exceptional quality.
The association of coffee growers, ASORCAFE, was founded in 2004 by 10 coffee growers with an entrepreneurial spirit who were tired of private parchment buyers who were paying them below national prices. The region’s violent past, with a heavy presence of FARC guerrillas, had historically prevented the FNC (Colombia’s excellent national coffee board) and specialty-focused exporters from establishing a presence in the region. As violence has diminished, it has enabled the growers in the region to seek increased access to markets for quality, not only taking advantage of the region’s wonderful coffee-growing conditions but also the economic resource that nearby tourist destinations bring (for instance, the World Heritage Site “Parque Nacional Arqueológico de Tierradentro”).