Medium dark roast — Chiaroscuro — NEW COFFEE VARIETY

£8.95£29.00

Variety: Mixed varietal
Roast Profile: Medium dark
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1830m
Origin: Cafe Agario, Ortega, Tolima, Colombia
Tasting Notes: Red plum and apricot with caramel fudge
SCA Cupping Score: 85

Description

Chiaroscuro Roast: Regional Ortega

This coffee comes from 35 smallholders based in the area of Ortega, Tolima belonging to an Association called Cafe Agario. In recent years, the Association has been focusing on specialty coffee to add value to their product and then also being roasting and selling coffee locally.

Siruma, the specialty export partners in Colombia of Falcon Coffees, have invested in this community and their agronomist Pilar has been delivering workshops to this group on coffee processing and also how to organise the structure of the Association as this was highlighted as a need for them from taking baseline data. They have also been taught how to cup as well to understand the quality of their own coffee.

The Association want to keep progressing and be able to have their own warehouse and buying point for their members to be able to deliver coffee straight to Siruma to become more vertically integrated in the supply chain and to have greater control. They have just delivered their first coffees themselves to Siruma which is a huge marker in their progress.

The Ahas been registered organic since 2020 and they also make their own organic fertiliser to distribute between producers. They have also invested in training in better wastewater management to protect their environment.

During the harvest, coffee is picked every 20 days with the pickers receiving a premium for ripe cherry selection. Once the coffee is picked and taken to the beneficio it is then pulped and ferments for 24 hours in a tiled tank. The coffee is then washed 3 times and taken to African beds to dry.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 29.5 × 19 × 5 cm
Grind

Whole Bean, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Moka Pot

Weight

250g (letterbox friendly), 500g, 1kg

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