Ever stop to think about all the variables that factor into creating a distinct, complex, clean and consistent regional blend? The backbone of Colombian offerings are often regional blends cultivated in many parts on small family-owned farms. It’s hard to pinpoint why some regional blends rise to the top each year but it sure is exciting when they do. This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from producers cultivating coffee within the municipality Corinto in the department of Cauca. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. Imagine the harmony between these producers in farm management and post-harvest practices to achieve a clean and consistent blend. But also, just enough differences from farm to farm to create a rich complexity of flavors. An
export company called Mastercol provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing, cupping analysis and preparing coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for producers to reinvest
in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.