RED PEAR, MARSHMALLOW, FIG + RAW SUGAR
Juicy, light, and sweet this single producer lot from Inzá hits all the right chords. Aromas of citrus and toasted sugar, with integrated flavors of red pear, marshmallow, fig, and raw sugar. Super delicious as a single origin espresso.
ORIGIN: Inza, Cauca, Colombia
ELEVATION: 1800-2000 masl
VARIETY: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
DRYING: 10-20 days on raised beds under parabolic cover
TASTING NOTES: Red pear, marshmallow, fig and raw sugar.
Deep in the interior of Colombia’s department of Cauca lies the province of Inz, known in Colombia as La Tierra Adentro. On a good day, it is a two hour drive from Popayan and La Plata in either direction, but frequent mudslides and road closures mean it’s often not easily accessible. On clear days in the village of Inz , one can see straight up to the Nevado del Huila, the highest volcano in Colombia. The famous Paez river runs east through the valley, connecting Cauca and Huila. Very little coffee is grown below 1750 masl with a great portion growing at 1900 masl. Caturra, Castillo, and Typica are found in the region, with Caturra being the dominant variety.
Asorcafe was founded in 2004 by ten coffee growers who were tired of selling their coffee to parchment buyers who only offered prices below the national market. Asorcaf exudes an entrepreneurial spirit as they have become leaders of their coffee growing region. Asorcaf, in conjunction with private and state organizations, provides aid to their members including subsidies for domestic economy, education, job training, and healthcare services.