Colombia Casa Negra | Washed

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The Nariño region offers the highest altitude at which coffee is grown in Colombia, which combined with the very low temperatures means ideal conditions for growing coffee trees. This means that the beans are slower to ripen and can have a higher sugar concentration. Another important factor that makes coffee from this region so unique is the rich soil. Unlike many other areas of Colombia, the soil in Nariño is extremely rich in volcanic ash, mainly due to the high volcanic activity in the area.

Descriptors: Fruity, mandarin, caramel

Sca: 86,5 points

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Grown by Carlos Arcila at Finca Casa Negra, located in Armenia Quindio. Carlos is a third-generation coffee farmer who inherited two farms when his father passed away 20 years ago. Carlos is the brother of a star producer Jairo Arcila. For many years his focus was on producing high yields but in 2020 he enrolled in the single Estate program in search of producing high quality coffees in volume. After one year of hard work Carlos is ready to offer the world a high-quality coffee with two harvests per year and has the intention of building long-term relationships.

About the Processing

In the washed process the fruit is removed from the seed as soon as possible after picking. The cherries are floated and sorted to ensure consistent ripeness levels, before being run through depulpers—machines that squeeze the fruit between rollers until the seeds pop out.

About Caturra and Castillo Varietals
Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety. It was discovered on a plantation in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil sometime between 1915 and 1918.
Caturra like bourbon is known to be sweet, complex, and crisp. The caturra plant, however, has been modified to have a smaller plant size with berries that mature quickly, producing a higher coffee bean yield.
The Castillo coffee variety is controversial. On one hand, it’s rust-resistant. On the other hand, coffee professionals are wary of the fact that its parents include Robusta-Arabica hybrids. Castillo is known for its smoothness, aroma, and citric acidity and can have similar qualities to Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon.. 

Varietal: Caturra/Castillo

Region: Nariňo

Altitude: 1800-2200m

Harvest: 2022

Descriptors: Fruity, mandarin, caramel
SCA 86,5

200 gr., 500 gr., 1000 gr.


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