Colombia San Antonio 2011

Summary

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

Description

This coffee was produced in the district of San Antonio, which lies high in Colombia’s Cordillera Central mountain range in Tolima province. The area’s climate, soil, and topography are ideal for coffee production, which provides the region’s main source of income (followed by cattle farming). Indeed, the San Antonio district’s emblem is made up of two hands holding a coffee bean, representing how important coffee and its farmers are to the local area.

The San Antonio area has been producing coffee for almost a century now, and the majority of its farms have been passed down through the same families for generations. While today’s producers proudly uphold traditions inherited from this long history of production, they are also embracing new technologies and production techniques with the aim of producing coffee of the very highest quality.

Most of the farms are small - an average of three hectares, of which around two hectares are coffee (for their names see below). The ripe coffee cherries are picked by hand and transported to the local wet mill. They are then pulped immediately and fermented for 12 or 18 hours, depending on the altitude they were grown at (coffee grown at higher altitude is fermented for longer). After being washed the beans are dried in the sun on raised beds or patios, or in mechanical drying silos.

This is a UK exclusive we have bought in partnership with our importers, and one we're super proud to show you. In the cup you can expect a creamy and malted drink like mouthfeel mixed with caramel and toffee sweetness. There is not too much acidity there, it is clean and controlled. A great coffee that works super, super well in a blend. Delicious espresso.

Coffee: San Antonio(Tolima)
Farm: 30 small farmers from San Antonio district
Varietal(s): Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
Processing: Fully washed and sun-dried on patios or raised beds
Altitude: 1,650 metres above sea level average
Owner: 30 small producers (please see table below)
Town: San Antonio
Region: Chapparaldistrict, South Tolima
Country: Colombia
Long./Lat.: 3° 55´15” North and 75°22´38” West

This lot was produced by 30 thirty smallholder farmers:

PRODUCER’S NAME
FARM NAME
VILLAGE

MACIAS OLAYA EDGAR
El Progreso
El Corazon

TORRES . NANCY YAZMIN
La Ilusion
San Antonio

CAPERA JULIO ARMEL
Cedrales
San Antonio

OVIEDO RODRIGUEZ ISMAEL
La Jaszminia
San Antonio

SANCHEZ . RAUL ELVER
Floresta
San Antonio

OSORIO PAEZ JOSE ELMAR
El Porvenir
San Antonio

PALOMINO CRUZ DIOSID
El Triunfo
El Diamante

BERMUDEZ VERA JULIO
El Rocio
La Laguna

SALAZAR PERDOMO DIOSDADO
San Isidro
San Jorge

ZAMORA TABORDA MERLY
La Esmeralda
Palmira

CARDENAS . FLORENTINO .
Napoles
San Antonio

OLAYA CARDENAS ISAIAS
Pedregal
San Antonio

CORTES RUIZ HERMES
La Sonrisa
San Antonio

BERMUDEZ VERA JULIO
El Rocio
La Laguna

OSORIO PAEZ JOSE ELMAR
El Porvenir
San Antonio

BERMUDEZ VERA JULIO
El Rocio
La Laguna

RINCON DEVIA ORFILIA
La laguna
San Antonio

BEDOYA . CEFERINO
El encanto
San Antoniov

LASSO LASSO LUIS ALFONSO
La Isla
El Corazon

LASSO LASSO LUIS ALFONSO
La Isla
El Corazon

MENDOZA GONZALEZ JOSE GREGORIO
Laureles
San Antonio

MENDOZA GONZALES JORGE
Lejanias
San Antonio

MACIAS OLAYA EDGAR
El Progreso
El Corazon

MENDOZA MENDOZA ANTONIO RICAUR
La Esperanza
La Cristalina

GONZALES CRUZ PEDRO .
Villahermosa
San Antonio

PALOMINO CRUZ DIOSID
El Triunfo
El Diamante

RINCON DEVIA RODRIGO
Lechales
San Antonio

ANDRADE CAMPOS HENOC
Las Vegas
San Antonio

HERNANDEZ . JAVIER .
Cambulos
San Antonio

MORALES MONTEALEGRE MARIA FLOR
Buenavista
San Antonio

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:
Sweetness, acidity, green apple, great milk drink.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 91

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