||Colombia El Vergel 2012
This is another of the coffees to come from my trip to Colombia in September, and it comes from the tiniest of lots. All of these coffees were bought on the cupping table on their taste and cup profile alone, and the information about them was built up afterwards.
This coffee is grown in the heart of the department of Tolima, located in the Andean region, in the center-west of the country. It can be found to the north of the more famous coffees (at least in Has Bean coffee Land), which are by the department of Huila.
This farm is in the Los Nevados national park. The closest town to it is el Vergel, and the area sits at an altitude of 1750 metres above sea level.
Owned by Jose a Cruz and his wife Silvia and their 5 children, this farm covers just 7 hectares which is quite big for Colombian farm but quite small in the grand scheme of things.
In the cup this starts off with a silky mouthfeel, but it develops into a crisper cup with an acidity I can only liken to a white wine. This white grape also has hints of melon and a light crisp cider. Sharp and clean aftertaste.
Coffee: Finca El Vergel
Origin: Southern Colombian state of Tolima, small town of El Vergel
Producers Jose a Cruz
Drying Method:Sun-dried in green-houses and on drying patios
Harvest: Main: April – June
This is a medium so as not to kill the complexity.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Silky, white wine, white grape, melon, crisp light cider.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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