Colombia Finca La Chorrera Washed Caturra 2013


Bean name Colombia Finca La Chorrera Washed Caturra 2013
Country Colombia
Region Huila
Other info Varietal: Caturra


This is our second year of working with this farm, although last years lot was so tiny it never made it to the website and was sold as an exclusive to one of our wholesale partners. Luckily this year, we focused a little bit more on the farm, and cupped a lot more pickings and found a little more coffee.

The farm is located near to the city of Pitalito, in the south of the Department of Huila , in the valley of the Rio Grande de la Magdalena to 180 km from the capital of Huila, Neiva. It is known as "The Valley of Laboyos". It is also the second largest city of the department of Huila approximately 125,000 inhabitants and considered one of the largest coffee producers in Colombia.

This farm is located on the top of a mountain at 1735 meters above sea level. The farm contains 70% Caturra (this lot which is 25000 plants) along with 20% Colombia F6 (7000 plants) and the remaining 10% Castillo (2000 plants). The farm consists of 8 hectares of which 6 are planted with coffee with the other two housing the mill and inaccessible mountainous areas. The family hpouse which is also used for drying is at the bottom of the hill at around 1400 metres above sea level.

I took some amazing pictures on my trip this year, go take a look here

Owned and run by the Claros family, Pedro his wife Nelcy and six children (Alberio,Edilson,Sandra,Hermes,Diana and Monica) its a real family business, with everyone pitching into the farm to make it work.

The drying patio was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen with a green house built on top of the house, so it could be kept turning regularly but also to make sure no one steals the coffee, not so much a problem this year with market prices being low but was a real problem the last three years. Of course Pedro doesn't have to worry about market prices as he always get a premium as he consistently gives quality but black market coffee goes to the highest market bidder.

In the cup expect a lovely creamy mouthfeel, followed by a super balanced green apple acidity, and black tea and floral notes with an aftertaste thats sweet and goes on and on.

Roasting Information:
This is a medium so as not to kill the complexity.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Creamy, balanced, green apple, black tea, floral, long aftertaste.

Good filter?

Good espresso?

Cupping notes

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

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