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La Colombia - Caturra
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An exceptional coffee reflecting the passion, curiosity and expertise of a producer guided by innovation and a quest for perfection.
Quality
86+
Quantity
Rare
Education points
100
MICROLOT
La Colombia - Caturra
Finca Colombia
El Manzanillo | Antioquia
Colombia
Producer
Catalina Vasquez
Altitude
1700 - 1950 m
Environment
Mountainous
Species
arabica
Varietal
Red caturra
Harvest period
October to march
Harvest type
Manual
Process
Unwashed
Drying
On patios then dryer
Sensory profile
« This caturra microlot offers in cup beautiful notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, red fruits, strawberry, a nice malic acidity and a caramel finish. »
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THE MICROLOT RANGE
Traceability: Plot
An exceptional coffee reflecting the passion, curiosity and expertise of a producer guided by innovation and a quest for perfection.
Quality
86+
Quantity
Rare
Education points
100

ABOUT

For the first time ever, we are able to offer a Caturra lot from Finca Colombia. The farm’s producer, Catalina, worked for many months to produce this coffee, questioning her techniques and searching to improve quality. When we first visited her farm, we did not feel that her coffee met our quality requirements, or that it did justice to the potential of her terroir. As a result of Marjorie’s technical assistance and by reviewing her production methods, Catalina has achieved a high level of coffee excellence without neglecting the farm’s social and environmental commitments. This coffee is produced mainly from natural-processed Caturra.

FINCA COLOMBIA

Finca Colombia is located in the Antioquia region, where coffee was first introduced to Colombia more than 180 years ago. There are many different climates and micro-terroirs in this region, offering an interesting diversity of cultivated varieties. The Ciudad Bolivar terroir, located southwest of Antioquia, attaches great importance to coffee production, since its economy relies on this industry. Coffee is a means of subsistence, progress and development for thousands of families, who have been practising the art of coffee production for generations.

Finca Colombia has a surface area of 52.3 hectares and produces some 1,500 bags of green coffee each year. Managed by Catalina Vasquez, a passionate producer belonging to the younger generation of Colombians keen on giving the coffee industry a new lease of life, this farm grows different varieties of coffee at altitudes between 1,650 and 1,930 metres. Coffee preparation has been reviewed on the advice of Marjorie, an agricultural engineer from Belco, and greenhouses built to ensure more homogeneous drying of the coffee. These changes have significantly improved the final coffee quality.

This year, we journeyed to the farm for a first cupping and to visit the newly optimised farm. It is a farm that has now clearly shown its potential and we hope our partnership will continue in the long term.


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FINCA COLOMBIA

Strengths

Committed Farm | Young Producer | Quality Improvement | Natural Caturra

The history of the producer

The story
of the producer

Catalina belongs to the family's 4th generation of producers. Yet she was the first to want to take a different approach to selling her farm's coffees by seeking to work directly with an international buyer rather than selling all her production to the surrounding cooperatives in her region.

A few years ago, Catalina contacted Belco to present her coffees. After visiting her in 2017, the producer proved very resourceful in terms of meeting the improvement challenges that we had set. We are very happy to now count her among our partner producers and to see that she is putting so much effort into improving quality.

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