Colombia, El Roblar / Light Roast

Colombia, El Roblar / Light Roast

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Tasting Notes: blood orange, pomegranate, dark chocolate, brown sugar

Producer: German Peña

Region: Suaza, Huila

Altitude: 1830 masl

Variety: Caturra

Process: Washed

Harvest: winter 2018/2019

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Finca El Roblar is located in Suaza, Huila, Colombia and run by German Peña. Our export partner in Colombia, Coffee Quest, has been buying German Peña’s coffee for 3 years. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 1,830 m.a.s.l. and consists of 4 hectares in coffee. Of those 4 hectares, 40% are planted with Caturra, 25% planted with Castillo, 20% in Variedad Colombia and the other 15% a mix of Tabi and Pink Bourbon (not in production yet). The coffee is fermented in cherry for 12 hours and then de-pulped and fermented for another 20-24 hours. After washing, the coffee is dried on raised African beds in a parabolic dryer for anywhere from 20-30 days, depending on the weather conditions. German meticulously separates his lots and delivers only the Caturra to the local cooperative as part of their "premium" program. The cup quality is a clear reflection of the efforts that German puts into producing his coffees and he has already indicated his interest in fermentation experiments to see about improving cup quality in not only his Caturra, but also the other varieties he grows at the finca. At the time of this purchase, German Peña was paid an 85% price premium compared to the local price for coffee.