ANTIOQUIA MICROLOTS

colombia

84-85
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Altitude

up to 2000 masl

Preparation

Washed and sun dried

Location

Antioquia, North-west Colombia

Variety

Caturra, Colombia & Castillo

Owner

Mutiple smallholder producers

Harvest

Main: OCT - JAN Fly: MAY - AUG

Shipment

Main: NOV - MAY Fly: MAY - SEP

Lying to the North West of Bogota, Antioquia is one of the biggest coffee producing Departments in Colombia. 94 of its 125 municipalities produce coffee, which highlights the economic importance of coffee to the 6 million people who live there. For many years Antioquia it has been known primarily for producing larger commercial lots of coffee, without really being recognised for the potential to produce specialty grade coffees. The department, like many of the regions in Colombia, is dominated by the dramatic peaks and valleys of The Andes, which provide the perfect combination of high altitude and fertile soils to grow specialty coffee. We have partnered with Co-op Andes, who are based in the south west of the Department. They are making huge strides to improve the quality of coffees in the region, as well as looking to help encourage the next generation of coffee farmers.

With the help of Co-op Andes - who have identified farmers with plots ranging from 1 - 3ha and with the potential to produce specialty grade coffee - we have been able to select a range of microlots and bring them to you. All of the producers of these microlots have benefited from the Delos Andes training programme, which has helped them to create composting systems, make regular soil analyses for targeted fertiliser application, and to increase yields and quality. Many of the producers are small holder farmers, who inherited a few hectares of land which have been producing coffee for generations. The co-op can help with education around problems such as drying, something which is pertinent in this region, as they can experience high humidity and rainfall during the harvest and drying periods.

Within this microlot selection, there are coffees from several young producers who are part of the New Generation of Coffee Growers Program, run by Co-op Andes. These farmers are between 18 and 35 and there are currently 184 within this group receiving further training in areas such as administration, managerial decisions, economics, record keeping, environment, infrastructure and co-financing. The aim is to empower and encourage the next generation of coffee farmers by facilitating them with the tools to succeed and to provide a sustainable and profitable future for themselves and their families.                 

All of the producers who are associated with the microlot program will receive initial payments for their parchment on arrival, relating to the quality they deliver. Once cupped, the coffee will be highlighted and stored separately in the mill. When the coffee is sold, the producers then receive a further 60% of sale profits. In addition, all producers have access to the contracts and final sale prices of their coffees, as well as access to exchange rates on the days of conversion into local currency for full transparency.

FSC-991 - Los Pomos *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Hugo Fernando Correa

Municipality: Jardin                 Altitude: 1800 masl

Varietal: Caturra

Process: Washed, fermented for 20 hours and sun dried.

Cup profile: Raisin, plum, buttery & full bodied

SCAA: 85

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FSC- 996 - La Virgen *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Giovany Andres Gonzalez

Municipality: Betania                Altitude: 1900 masl

Varietal: Colombia & Caturra

Process: Fermentation 24 Hours & washed

Cup profile: Mandarin, honey, cacoa & full bodied

SCAA: 84.75

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FSC-984 - La Maria- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Maria Luzmila Ramirez

Municipality: Andes                 Altitude: 1800 masl

Varietal: Caturra and Colombia

Process: Washed, fermented for 36 hours and sun dried.

Cup profile: Cranberry, dark chocolate, cherries.

SCAA: 84.75

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FSC-985 - La Bonanza- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Hernan de Jesus Jaramillo

Municipality: Jardin                 Altitude: 1750 masl

Varietal: Caturra, Colombia & Castillo

Process: Washed, fermented for 20 hours and sun dried.

Cup profile: Blackcurrant, raw honey, chocolate.

SCAA: 84.5

 

FSC-988 - La Sara- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Mario Alberto Bedoya

Municipality: Jardin                 Altitude: 1850 masl

Varietal: Caturra

Process: Washed, fermented for 18 hours and sun dried.

Cup profile: Orange, biscuit, vanilla, sweet and balanced.

SCAA: 85

 

 

FSC-992 - El Filo- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Alfredo Lopez Perez

Municipality: Giraldo                 Altitude: 2000 masl

Varietal: Caturra

Process: Dry fermentation, washed and sun dried.

Cup profile: Milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sweet and balanced.

SCAA: 84.75

 

FSC-994 - El Limon- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Reinaldo Rueda

Municipality: Giraldo                Altitude: 2050 masl

Varietal: Castillo & Caturra

Process: Dry fermentation, washed and sun dried.

Cup profile: Dark chocolate, plum, full-bodied.

SCAA: 85.25

 

FSC-995 - Los Pinos- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Jose De Jesus Agudelo

Municipality: Buenos Aires                Altitude: 1750 masl

Varietal: Colombia & Caturra

Process: Washed, fermented for 20 hours and sun dried.

Cup profile: Orange, praline, milk chocolate, bright and sweet acidity.

SCAA: 85.5

 

FSC-997 - La Pareja- *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Manuel Foranda

Municipality: Andes                Altitude: 1850 masl

Varietal: Colombia & Castillo

Process: Washed, fermented for 24 hours and sun dried.

Cup profile: Grapefruit, raisin, chocolate.

SCAA: 84.75

 

FSC-987 - El Oceano *SOLD OUT*

Producer: Carlos Mario Toborda

Municipality: Andes                Altitude: 1750 masl

Varietal: Colombia

Process: Washed, fermented for 18 hours and sun dried

Cup profile: Stonefruit, vanilla, molasses

SCAA: 84