Colombia Finca La Princesa Mk 1 (374) 2012-13


Bean name Colombia Finca La Princesa Mk 1 (374) 2012-13
Country Colombia
Region Oporapa, Huila
Other info Lot 374


This is the opportunity to try one of the most interesting experiments we have ever been able to do. This comes from one of the tinniest farms we have ever bought from at just on hectare. It comes from the Oporapa region of Huila in Colombia that over the past couple of years has become very well known to us producing some of the most amazing coffee, but normally from very small producers

Owned and run but Arvei Cabera Losada and his wife Clarivel Scarpetta and their two children, this small holding is called Finca La Princesa.

The unique part of our Colombian buying trip was that we got to taste many lots, completely blind and single days pickings. This allowed us to cherry pick what we wanted, and choose for us the best days pickings. I think you will have seen from the rest of our colombians this has worked very well for us. But something strange happened at that cupping table. I cupped this farm and cupped two days pickings. And I was so surprised to find some noticeable differences between them, now this can happen because of different terroir's and different varietals and processing, but I had never seen something so different. So this is your chance to try these. Unfortunately we were not able to find out the dates but we do know which was picked first and their lot numbers (374 and 376) but for ease we will refer to them as Mk 1 and Mk 2.

In the cup both of them have a a lovely butterscotch sweetness but its in the acidity where they differ

Colombia Finca La Princesa Mk 1 (374)

This is much brighter than 376 with hints of lime, lemon and a super clean and crisp finish

Colombia Finca La Princesa Mk 2 (376)

This is much much sweeter with a little caramel, much more balanced and rounded.

Farmer: Arvei Cabrera
Farm name: La Princesa
Farm Size: 1 hectar
Altitude: 1750
Location: Oporapa, Huila
Wife's/ Husband's Name: Clarivel Scarpetta
Children: 2

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup None/8
Sweetness None/8
Acidity None/8
Mouthfeel None/8
Flavour None/8
Aftertaste None/8
Balance None/8
Overall None/8
Correction +None
Total None

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