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Garzón, Huila - Colombia

Volumes1kg, 250g

Farmed by the Coocentral Project

Process - Washed

Variety - Castillo, Caturra

Altitude - 1700 masl

This coffee belongs to a COOCENTRAL project "The Young Farmers of Huila" supported by our importers Mare Terra, who worked with nine farmers from Huila. The project was led by Timur Dudkin of Mare Terra and he aimed to challenge the usual fermentation process practiced in most of Colombian farms where the coffee is de-pulped in the evening and washed in the morning. Dudkin trialed a 72-hour fermentation that improved the quality and complexity of this coffee.

Colombian farmers are used to traditional processing methods, trying to secure the sale of their harvest; however, this project allowed them to experiment and develop their techniques to produce much higher quality coffee.

About 4,000 farms in Huila are associated at Coocentral Cooperative focusing on classification and quality assessment of potentially selected coffee. The cooperative has 4 quality control laboratories in which at least half of the associates take the green beans for analysis. After roasting and cupping, price of the lots are determined and a recommendation of potential customers is given to the farmers. Farmers receive additional compensation if they participate in one of the strategic programs of the cooperative. For example, the “Women in Coffee” or “The Young Farmers of Huila” programs allow producers to experiment, improve their production and escape the traditional ways of trade coffee.

Tasting notes - Milk chocolate, caramel and butter.