Colombia Cauca San Antonio
Origins: Cauca Region (Inza) Asorcafé (Asociacion de Cafeteros del Sur Oriente Caucano) is an association of coffee growers, who in 2004, had an initial goal to help their members gain access to the market place. Slowly but surely, the association began focusing on helping their growers with agronomical and technical assistance, storage, and most importantly quality control at their lab. As of 2015, Asorcafé represents more than 400 growers, all of them from the municipality of Inza in Cauca. This region not only has beautiful vistas of the country, but also perfect agronomical conditions for high quality coffee. Each grower is dedicated to producing specialty coffee, and to do whatever they can during fermentation and drying to try to produce exceptional cup quality. Asorcafé and the growers recognize that quality is the only way to reach economic sustainability, and apply this premise to everything they do.
Process: Fully Washed then Mechanically Dried & Sun Dried
Roast Level: Medium & Dark
Flavor Profile: Medium-bodied cup with bright, red apple acidity and caramel sweetness.
Farm To Cup Connection: In June 2019, JavAroma traveled throughout Colombia to visit coffee farms, including this area in Inza. We had the privilege staying with the Pillimue Family who are small producers, and a part of the Asorcafe association. Their home includes a coffee lab (which we sampled 200+ coffees!!) , a warehouse and a drying patio on their roof (see picture). High in the Andes mountains, there is no easy way in transporting coffee from the tree to the drying patio. Donkeys are used to carry berries to washing stations for further processing. This coffee has a special place in our hearts. Hope you enjoy!!
Cupping Notes: 2/2020 : Tasted sample two days from roast date. Medium-bodied with a well-rounded sweet fruit notes. No chocolate sweetness in cup, but has caramel sweetness. Difference between this Cauca and the Huila El Descanso is in the acidity type. The Cauca did not have any lemon citrus but instead a sweet fruit acidity. When cupped side-by-side, you can notice the difference. Very similar in body