Colombia Cauca Sotara A – 29611 – 70.0 kg GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $3.74 per pound

Bag Weight 153.82 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 155

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Orange, baked apple, honey, chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

10 coffee producers from Sotará

Altitude

1750 - 2050 masl

Variety

Castillo, Colombia

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Sotará, Cauca, Colombia

Process

Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain

Harvest

May - July

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

Coffee cultivation from small family owned farms is the backbone of production in Colombia. Banexport, a Colombian export company, works directly with many of these small farms where producers have a shared commitment for exquisite coffee processing and loving care for their farms and the environment. The model of collaborative effort produces traceable community blends with vibrant regional profiles.  This lot comes from 10 producers (Edgar Baos Hoyos, Omar Henry Cuaji Guevara, Pablo Emilio Duran Guerrero, Ercilia Garzón, Eudoro Garzón, Idaly Guevara Rivera, Armel Moncayo Trujillo, Mónica Ordoñez Ortiz, Ana Beatriz Ordoñez Salazar, and Dora María Isabel Portilla Ñañez) with farms in the municipality of Sotará within the department of Cauca.  Each producer has their own micro-mill where they focus on selective picking, floating the cherries to remove damaged and underdeveloped beans, macerating the cherries for 24 hours, depulping to remove the skin, and fermenting 24 to 48 hours to remove the mucilage before washing the coffee seeds.  The wet parchment is dried to 11 percent moisture over a period of 15 days on raised beds.  After processing, Banexport provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.