||Colombia Finca La Toma 2013
||Varietial: Caturra (70%), Colombia (30%)
Another Colombian coffee from the Tarqui region, which is in Huila, which is one of 32 departments in Colombia, and is well known for its amazing typography and quality of coffee and producers. Tarqui is just to the north of Oporpa and Pitalito, and shares the same mountain range.
This is a very small and special lot, and one I am very pleased to be sharing with you.
Grown by Arnulfo and his wife Maria, the farm is a tiny 2.5 hectares and found at an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level. The coffee is fully washed and is dried on raised indian beds. Like so many farms in this region, the farm is planted with Colombia and Caturra. This is because the trees yield and grow well in this micro-climate, but most importantly produce very good cup quality.
In the cup this has lots of zingy acidity: lime cordial meets orange juice. In espresso this is a little bit too much for me, but in brewed coffee this brew has bite.
Farmer: Arnulfo Noriega
Farm name: La Toma
Farm Size: 2.5 Hectares
Location: Tarqui, Huila
Wife's/Husband's Name: Maria Nubia Ortega
Varieties: Caturra (70%), Colombia (30%)
Processing Method: Washed in micro-mills on farm.
Drying Method: Sun-dried in green-houses and on drying patios
Harvest:Main: Oct. – Jan. Fly-crop: April – June
If you hear the first pops of second crack it's time to stop.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Zingy, lime cordial, orange juice, bright.
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