||Colombia Finca El Descanso Washed 2013
||Varietal: Castillo (60%), Caturra (20%), Colombia (20%)
This coffee comes to us from the town of La Plata. It's is a town and municipality in the Huila department, Colombia, and has a population of 57.000 inhabitants including the rural area, at an altitude of 1,050 m. It is located 122 km away from the capital of Huila, Neiva. The municipality is located in the south western part of the department of Huila, in the foothills of the Cordillera Central.
The farm is owned by Mausellen Llanos, where she lives with her husband Juan Camillo and their two daughters and one son Lidia, Diana, and Juan. The farm sits at an altitude of 1700 masl and in total is 9 hectors, which by Huilia standards is very large. It's planted with coffee in just 5 of these hectors due to the house, the mill, and inaccessible areas on the farm which are not suitable for coffee planting.
The varieties of this coffee are made up from 60% Castillo which is a leaf rust (Roya) resistant strain of coffee plant; 20% Caturra, which is very common in Huila; and 20% of a varietal called Colombia, which is another of the rust resistant strains.
In the cup expect sweet honey, with a creamy and fresh mouthfeel that is thick and gloupious. On the back end it tastes like those honey bees have been foraging on fresh raspberries, and has a super floral aftertaste.
Coffee:Finca El Descanso
Farm Size:9 Hectors
Coffee Planted:5 Hectors
Varieties:Castillo (60%) Caturra (20%), Colombia (20%)
Drying Method:Sun-dried on raised beds
If you hear the first pops of second crack it's time to stop. This is a medium so as not to kill the complexity.
"Quick Look" Guide
Creamy, honey, thick, raspberries, floral, great mouthfeel.
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