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Specialty green coffee lot: Typica Washed

This coffee reminds us that happiness is found in the simplest things. The refreshing sweetness is the very heart of this coffee. Notes of cherry and ginger.

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Cultivar Typica
Minimum order 1 bags
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Processing Washed
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Cauca
Estimated arrival 01 Sep, 2024
Processing Washed
Notes Sweet
Farming Renewable EnergyWater RecyclingYoung farmer
Cultivar Typica
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.

Cultivar: Typica

Typica is the most famous of the varieties descended from the Tipica lineage. It is a tall variety characterized by a very low yield, susceptibility to major diseases and good cup quality. The Tipica group, like all Arabica coffee, is supposed to have originated in southwestern Ethiopia.

Since Typica is both low yielding and highly susceptible to the major coffee diseases, it has been gradually replaced in much of the Americas, but is still planted in Peru, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, where it is called Jamaica Blue Mountain.

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