Colombia Gaitania 2011

Summary

Bean name Colombia Gaitania 2011
Country Colombia
Region Gaitania District, South Tolima
Other info Varietal(s): Colombia, Castillo, Caturra

Description

Twenty-two smallholder farmers from the Gaitania district, in Colombia’s Tolima province, contributed to this lot. Gaitania lies in the far south of Tolima, in the fertile foothills of Colombia’s highest volcano, Nevado del Huila.

Gaitania has a long and successful history of growing fine coffee - thanks to its fertile soil, plentiful water sources and temperate climate (with an annual average temperature of 18°). The economy of this remote area relies on coffee production and other forms of agriculture, including farming vegetables, cereals, fruits and livestock.

Most of the farms in the area are small - the farms that produced this lot averaged four hectares in size (names are below), with three under coffee- and lie at an average altitude of 1,750 metres above sea level. Generally each farm employs around three permanent workers, as well as an extra five or six workers during harvest.

The coffee is picked by hand when ripe. It is immediately depulped by the producer using either a traditional hand operated depulper or, increasingly often, a demucilating machine. It is then washed and dried in the sun on raised beds or, less often, in a mechanical drying silo.

In the cup expect a bright floral tones, like sucking on a sunflower, as its mouthfeel is buttery almost oily, with a delicious brown sugar and cocoa powder finish.

Coffee: Gaitania(Tolima)
Farm: 22 farmers from Gaitania district
Varietal(s): Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
Processing: Fully washed and sun-dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1,750 metres above sea level average
Owner: 22 small producers (please see table below)
Town: Gaitania
Region: Gaitaniadistrict, South Tolima
Country: Colombia
Long./Lat.: 03º11´51" North and 75º38´54" West
La Palma
La Floresta

SOTO MACHADO ULPIANO
Los Cauchos
El Diamanate

DURAN GUTIERREZ RAUL ANTONIO
El Reflejo
El Corazon

JOSE CABRERA ZAMBRANO
La Jazminia
Gaitania

RUIZ GUZMAN JUAN DE DIOS
La Mirada
Primavera

PERDOMO KARLY MILENA
La Fonda
El Jordan

AVILES YEPES WILLIAM
El Mirador
Montalvo

PERDOMO PAYA DIOMEDES
Santa Rosa
La Palmera

GAITAN GOMEZ LUIS CARLOS
La Floresta
La Union

GAITAN GOMEZ LUIS CARLOS
La Floresta
La Union

DURAN GUTIERREZ RAUL ANTONIO
El Reflejo
El Corazon

SOTO MACHADO ULPIANO
Los Cauchos
El Diamanate

ESLAVA NI?O JUAN DE JESUS
La Golondrina
El Caiman

VILLAMIL BLANDON OMAR
Divisa Pedregal
El Jordan

SANCHEZ MAYOR NORBERTO
La Jardania
La Primavera

SUAREZ VALERIANO VIRGELINA
La Esperanza
Puerto Limon

VILLAMIL . JOSE MANUEL
Aguas Claras
El Jordan

BUSTOS ROJAS LIBARDO
El Caiman
El Caiman

ARIAS ZAPATA JAIME DE JESUS
El Porvenir
El Nazareno

NORE?A QUINTERO RAMIRO
El Caiman
El Caiman

ARTUNDUAGA PENAGOS ELIECER
Risaralda
Sur de Alta

HUERFIA . GENTIL
La Miranda
El Jordan

Roasting Information:
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:
Floral, sunflower, buttery, brown sugar, cocoa powder.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 6/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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