Altitude: 1500-2150 MASL
Temperature: 15-27 deg C
Soil: Volcanic Ash
Annual rain: 1700-2000mm
Arabica Varietals: Caturra
In the cup: Passionfruit, chocolate, wine and orange.
This coffee was carefully hand-picked in order to use only the ripest cherries, later hand sorted to remove any defects. Coffee is sundried on raised beds under temperature-controlled conditions until the ideal moisture content is achieved.
This microlot is 100% Caturra. This variety originated in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is a natural mutation of Red Bourbon. Caturra produces more coffee and is more resistant to plant diseases than Bourbon.
The manager who leads the coop managed to get funding from the Pope himself (Rome) to support the project since they have recruited a high number of ex-guerrilla people who decided to come back to civilisation and stop the war. Some of these people didn’t have any education or skills to be able to get a job so they were taken into internship programs to learn how to process specialty coffee and have a better life.
(info courtesy of Cofinet)