Single Origin, Smallholders of La Plata, Colombia

£7.95

Roast Style: Light medium

Farm: 30 smallholder farms
Varietals: Caturra & Colombia
Processing: Fully Washed & dried on patios
Average Altitude: 1,800 metres above sea level
Owner: 30 smallholder farmers
Town: La Plata
Region: Huila
Country: Colombia
Average size of farm: 1 – 3 hectares on average

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Roaster’s tasting notes:  

This is a new smallholder group for us that I have been trying to access for some time. Fortunately we have been able to secure some before it sold out again.

Brulee sweetness with a lingering brown sugar finish perfectly balances the red berry and peach notes of this delicious coffee.

You’re welcome!

Additional information:

Whilst Huila is naturally blessed with optimal coffee growing geography, the key to great quality coffees from the La Plata region (such as this lot) are the growers themselves. Coffee farming within the region is overwhelmingly small-scale. Indeed, approximately 80% of producers from the region farm coffee on less than 3 hectares of land. These small farms are tended by individual families with labour only very rarely being contracted out, which leads to more thorough and intensive management practices and great
pride in the final product – which is, itself, an extension of the family.

This region is filled with independent producers, forward-thinking and eager to grow excellent coffee. Pergamino, our exporting partner in Colombia, currently work with 30 farmers in this area, with farms ranging in size from 1 – 3 hectares. These exceptional lots are combined to create this La Plata, Huila lot.

Although the town of La Plata, where most of the farmers live, lies at only 1,000 metres (and is something of a ‘hot box’), most farms lie at 1,800 metres or above in cooler climates. In order to reach these farms, one has to travel  straight UP – driving an hour or more into the steep mountains that surround the town centre.

Pergamino serves as mentors and trainers to these farmers, assisting them with their quest for improved quality. Cuppers from Pergamino spend time in La Plata, Huila with the group, teaching cupping and helping them establish a cupping lab and protocols. Pergamino cups all coffees scoring 80 points or above from the group and has committed to finding markets for any lots scoring 84 or above. Farmers contributing coffee to this lot will handpick the cherries during the harvest, and sort for quality. They typically have their own mills, and will pulp, ferment, and dry the coffee on patios until the ideal moisture content is reached.

 

 

 

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250g, 1KG

Description

Roaster’s tasting notes:  

This is a new smallholder group for us that I have been trying to access for some time. Fortunately we have been able to secure some before it sold out again.

Brulee sweetness with a lingering brown sugar finish perfectly balances the red berry and peach notes of this delicious coffee.

You’re welcome!

Additional information:

Whilst Huila is naturally blessed with optimal coffee growing geography, the key to great quality coffees from the La Plata region (such as this lot) are the growers themselves. Coffee farming within the region is overwhelmingly small-scale. Indeed, approximately 80% of producers from the region farm coffee on less than 3 hectares of land. These small farms are tended by individual families with labour only very rarely being contracted out, which leads to more thorough and intensive management practices and great
pride in the final product – which is, itself, an extension of the family.

This region is filled with independent producers, forward-thinking and eager to grow excellent coffee. Pergamino, our exporting partner in Colombia, currently work with 30 farmers in this area, with farms ranging in size from 1 – 3 hectares. These exceptional lots are combined to create this La Plata, Huila lot.

Although the town of La Plata, where most of the farmers live, lies at only 1,000 metres (and is something of a ‘hot box’), most farms lie at 1,800 metres or above in cooler climates. In order to reach these farms, one has to travel  straight UP – driving an hour or more into the steep mountains that surround the town centre.

Pergamino serves as mentors and trainers to these farmers, assisting them with their quest for improved quality. Cuppers from Pergamino spend time in La Plata, Huila with the group, teaching cupping and helping them establish a cupping lab and protocols. Pergamino cups all coffees scoring 80 points or above from the group and has committed to finding markets for any lots scoring 84 or above. Farmers contributing coffee to this lot will handpick the cherries during the harvest, and sort for quality. They typically have their own mills, and will pulp, ferment, and dry the coffee on patios until the ideal moisture content is reached.

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight N/A
Bag Size

250g, 1KG