Rio Magdalena - Colombia
This region of Colombia has outstanding conditions for coffee growing. It is surrounded by valleys, close to the equator and these circumstances make Cauca a very reputated region of coffee producers.
It´s also famous for its wildlife, World Heritage-listed national parks and water sources.
Located in Timbio just to the south of Popayan in Cauca is where the Cosurca Cooperative is based and represents 11 farmer organizations and 1500 families spread across the Colombian Massif here in central & south Cauca. The Coop was established in 1993 and at looking to work for its members to help farmers and their communities prosper both economically & socially. The cooperative has a number of programs looking at post conflict resolution, women’s empowerment, youth promotion, general education, ethnic minorities & environmental harmony.
This Rio Magdalena blend is made up of coffee coming from the producer organizations that was cupped and assessed by the team led by Alberto in the lab at their mill. All the coffees are hand-picked during the harvest and then once picked are de-pulped and usually left to dry ferment for around 18 hours until ready. From here it is then washed and cleaned before being dried for between 10 -14 days in parabolic driers.
The cup resulting has the sophisticated acidity of washed coffees, hint of peach🍑 and all balanced with hazelnut 🥜and caramel🍬 aftertaste.
Caramel. Hazelnut. Cranberry. Peach
PRODUCER: Various Small Holders
REGION: Timbio, Cauca
PROC. METHOD: Washed
ALTITUDE: 1600 - 1800 MASL
CULTIVAR: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra