Nectarine - Blood Orange - Peach
Producer: Andino Bruselas
Region: Pitalito, Huila
Altitude: 1500-1950 MASL
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Relationship Length: First Year
Transparency Report: Available Here.
Notes: Tempting florals on the nose lead to a sweet, juicy stone fruit and citrus finish.
There’s a first time for everything, including our purchase of this incredible washed lot from a Colombian farmers group by Caravela Coffee. Each smallholder grows, harvests and processes their own crop, receiving 25% more return than the daily market rate.
Bruselas is a community in Huila in which the steep ridges of the region produce a crisp, vibrant acidity and subtle complexity. Because of the highly suitable conditions, producers often plant avocados and other tropical fruits amongst their coffee trees. Caravela works closely with it’s small-scale coffee producers, guaranteeing sustainable farming practices and consistent cup quality. Big wins all-round.
The surrounding area of Macizo Colombiano is a location in which the three ranges of the Colombian Andes come together to form one larger system of mountains. This convergence, along with the influence of rivers, the Amazon and the Pacific, creates a unique environment of micro-climates, incredible phenomena that are essential for producing the full array of flavour profiles of coffees from this region.
The best coffee, I love that they rotate the single origin so there’s always something different to try.