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Chiroso92

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Cultivar Chiroso
Minimum order 1 bags
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Processing NaturalControlled Fermentation
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Cauca
Estimated arrival 31 Mar, 2024
Processing NaturalControlled Fermentation
Notes FloralFruity
Farming Reduced PesticidesWater RecyclingVisitors welcomeDO Colombia
Cultivar Chiroso
Altitude 1950 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Mechanical drying
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Terroir: Cauca

The Cauca region is the cradle of the Colombian massif, which is the source of most of Colombia's major rivers such as the Cauca and Magdalena. Cauca is closer to the equator, receives the most hours of sunshine throughout the year, has a stable climate throughout the year and the farms enjoy the protection of the high mountains from the winds and humidity that comes from the Pacific.

However, it is worth remembering that unlike other regions where the temperature does not drop too much at night, in the case of Cauca, there are often low temperatures that can be considered adverse for the coffee tree but at the same time slows down the ripening of the coffee cherry and therefore accumulates more sugars and compounds that enhance its acidity and sweet and fruity notes.

Similarly, the interaction of the sugar with the sulphur from the volcanic soils originating from the presence of the Puracé and Sotará volcanoes influences the caramel aroma that characterises the coffees of this region, which can generally be described as having a strong, caramel aroma, with notes of chocolate, caramel, apple and honey. Bright, high acidity in the cup, medium body with a balanced, smooth and clean overall impression.

In Cauca, it is very common to find micro-lots and nano-lots with very particular processing characteristics and cup profile. The mountainous and heterogeneous character of the area means that the coffee produced in different places and at different times of the year has different characteristics.

Chiroso

At one time it was said to be a spontaneous genetic variation of Caturra and therefore called Caturra Chiroso but recent genetic studies conducted by RD2 Vision clearly indicate genetic Ethiopian Landrasse closely related to Gesha. Its possible origin is an Ostrom collection of Nespresso varieties. It has two versions, the low and the tall version.

In terms of morphological composition, it has similarities to the Bourbon and Typica varieties, especially with respect to bush bearing, leaf color and size; also, it is observed that the cherry development is oval in shape.

It is a variety that has gained much international reputation due to obtaining first places during several cups of excellence. Some tasters and baristas define it as a combination of fruits, with consistent notes of jasmine, peach, lemongrass and with a unique floral residual.

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