Process: Washed, fermented for 20 hours and sun dried
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE CUP
Blackcurrant, Raw Honey, Chocolate
Grown: Jardin, Antioquia
Varietals: Caturra, Colombia & Castillo
Owner: Hernan de Jesus Jaramillo
Lying to the North West of Bogota, Antioquia is one of the biggest coffee producing Departments in Colombia. 94 of its 125 municipalities produce coffee, which highlights the economic importance of coffee to the 6 million people who live there. For many years Antioquia it has been known primarily for producing larger commercial lots of coffee, without really being recognised for the potential to produce specialty grade coffees.
This micro-lot is from a young producer who is part of the New Generation of Coffee Growers Program, run by Co-op Andes. Generally the farmers are between 18 and 35 and there are currently 184 within this group receiving further training in areas such as administration, managerial decisions, economics, record keeping, environment, infrastructure and co-financing. The aim is to empower and encourage the next generation of coffee farmers by facilitating them with the tools to succeed and to provide a sustainable and profitable future for themselves and their families.
All of the producers who are associated with the microlot program will receive initial payments for their parchment on arrival, relating to the quality they deliver. Once cupped, the coffee will be highlighted and stored separately in the mill. When the coffee is sold, the producers then receive a further 60% of sale profits. In addition, all producers have access to the contracts and final sale prices of their coffees, as well as access to exchange rates on the days of conversion into local currency for full transparency.
Roast this light to accentuate the blackcurrant and jammy notes, draw out the maillard reaction and development to bring more complex cocoa notes.