||Colombian Cup of Excellence Mirador - Jesus Lizcano
||Cup of Excellence, Colombia First Hrvest
Here we have a coffee we have been waiting for a couple of months now. That the problem with auctions, great coffee but once it has been won you have to have the coffee milled then wait for shippers etc to get there act together, not good for the impatient.
But as they say good things come to those who wait. In the cup it's amazingly clean with a fruit acidity of apricot and citrus rind. But the aftertaste turns into a syrupy thick smooth body. I love the cup of excellence as its great to break those stereotypes of an origin, this is a great example of that.
Now for some words from the farmer.
I am a 44 years old coffee grower. I started in the coffee business when I was 16 years old. I was originally a worker in the farm, and after several years I bought the farm. All my life I have been dedicated to the coffee. My family has 7 members, I, my wife and 5 children.
I don't cut the native forest of the farm. The farm doesn't have natural sources of fresh water, but with the members of the community and the neighbours, we are united to take care of the few water sources that there is in the region. We don't allow the hunting in the area either. We use all the wastes of the farm to produce organic fertilisers. All the plastic and glass materials that can not be recycled, it is deposited in a special grave.
Coffee Processing Information
We pick by hand only the red beans, which are depulped the same day of the harvest. The fermentation takes place during the night and the next day after the picking, the coffee is washed several times and finally is dried in the parabolic driers we built with the support of the Federation.
Soil Type: Franco Arcilloso
Annual Precipitation: 2,000 millimeters
Shade Grown Type: 50% Shade Grown
Water Source: Municipality Aqueduct
No. Permanent Employees: 3
No. Temporary Employees: 4
Farmer: Jesus Lizcano
Farm Size: 8.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 3.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1500 masl
Variety: Catura 70%, Typica 30%
Processing System: Traditional Wet Milling
Lot Size: 15 bags
International Jury Score: 85.75
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