Orange Blossom GP92 Specialty Coffee Farm | Fantine

Orange Blossom GP92

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Cultivar Orange Bourbon
Minimum order 1 bags
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Processing Controlled Fermentation
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Cauca
Estimated arrival 29 Feb, 2024
Processing Controlled Fermentation
Notes SweetFruity
Farming Reduced PesticidesWater RecyclingFamily farmVisitors welcome
Cultivar Orange Bourbon
Altitude 1930 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.

Orange Bourbon

Orange Bourbon is a natural mutation of the Red Bourbon coffee tree. The name comes from the fact that Its fruit turn into an orange color with some brown spots when fully ripe. Orange Bourbon is a tall variety susceptible to the same diseases that Red Bourbon suffers from.

Orange Bourbon tends to be a very high quality coffee, with cup attributes that tend to be more citric and fruity. There is evidence that the lower the yield, the higher the quality, as the plant can use its energy more efficiently.

Because of its cultivation may require more attention and care than other varieties, it is not a very common variety to find. Additionally, being so rare, pickers are not used to it, making it a very difficult variety to pick and process. All this makes it for a very interesting cup profile to place on the table.

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