Artisan Roastery

Colombia La Plata

Quantity

Orange. Red Prune. Milk Chocolate.

Variety Caturra & Colombia
Processing
Fully Washed
Region Huila
Producer Various smallholders of Aprocoagrosh
Altitude
1900-2100masl
Roast Level Medium Roast
Tasting Notes
Orange. Red prune. Milk chocolate.
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

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. 

It was only about a year ago that members of the large cooperative to which the producers who contributed to this lot belonged realized that their location and passion for coffee farming gave them a special edge when it came to producing high quality coffee.

Seeing some of the quality initiatives and micro-lot separation that forward-thinking cooperatives around Colombia were exploring, a small group of about 20 producers broke off from the larger regional cooperative to establish their own organization – named Aprocoagrosh (quite a mouthful) - in early 2014.

There are all indications that Aprocoagrosh is a cooperative ‘on the way up’. Although the town of La Plata, where most of the farmer members live, lies at only 1,000 metres (and is something of a ‘hot box’), most members’ farms lie at 1,900 metres or above in cooler climes.

This coffee is great for both espresso and filter brew. It makes an orange juicy cup and prune dried fruit like notes, finish with milk chocolate aftertaste. Best enjoy as long black or straight espresso.

Roasted on 4th of December
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