Colombia Finca Napoles
Sub Region: El Tambano
Altitude: 1820 meters above sea level
Farm: Finca Napoles
Owner: Raquel Fernandez Gonzalez
Tasting Notes: Sweet, clean and crisp with notes of red apple, cherry and honey.
A history of conflict and instability has made it difficult for coffee producers in Cauca to market their coffee as microlots. As the region becomes more accessible, Cauca’s high altitudes and ideal microclimates are establishing it as part of the “New Coffee Triangle.” These microlots from small producers working with CAFICAUCA (the Cooperativa de Caficultores del Cauca) demonstrate the incredible potential of Cauca’s coffee production.
Producers receive technical and financial assistance from CAFICAUCA. In addition to coffee, producers also cultivate beans, maize and plantains.
Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherry and process it on their farms. Some farmers lightly ferment cherry by leaving it in loosely-lidded boxes overnight before pulping. Once pulped, cherry is fermented in tanks and then washed in clean water. Parchment is laid in parabolic dryers covered with mesh that helps control drying temperature. Parchment is raked frequently to ensure even drying. It takes approximately 10 to 15 days for parchment to dry.
From their roots in 1961 with 297 coffee growers, the Cooperativa de Caficultores del Cauca (CAFICAUCA) has remained focused on economic empowerment for their members. Now, their more than 2,700 members, benefit from their value addition roasting business that captures a larger portion of a coffee’s final value and shares that extra income with producer-members.
In addition to their roasting business, the cooperative provides a plethora of services for its members and their coffee-growing communities. Producers can apply for loans, scholarships and aid from the cooperative as well as purchase fertilizers and other inputs at good prices.
*all coffee delivered as whole bean unless specified*
*please comment with grind type if you would like your coffee ground*