Colombia Veredas Vecinas
Nougat sweetness, pistachio torrone, aromatic honey, red apple top note, big body, fruited acidic impression, and dark roasts boost deep chocolate low tones perfect for brew or espresso.
Region: Inzá, Cauca + Anaime, Cajamarca + Urrao, Antioquia
Variety: Caturra, Variedad Colombia, Typica
Altitude: ~1500-2200 masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Certification: Farm Gate
This "Veredas Vecinas" blend is made up of coffees from neighboring villages in Inzá, Cauca, as well as Cajamarca region, and a small amount from Urrao, in Antioquia. While the regions are hardly neighboring each other, the veredas ("villages") where they were pulled from are. The bulk of the coffee is from a buying operation in San Antonio, within the Southwestern Colombian region of Inzá de Cauca. As you make the drive from La Plata to Inzá, you follow the Rio Páez, and an eventual crossing over a suspension bridge lands you on the road to the villages where we buy coffee. Like much of Colombia, Cauca is home to very high altitude farms, many above the 2000 meter mark. The coffees that make up this lot were harvested from an altitude range of about 1500 to 2200 meters, Urrao being at the top of that range. We make up these regional blends by cupping several samples from the individual farms, separating out those that meet a certain cup criteria, and then blend them together. Having this level of quality control with our Colombian blends is a great benefit to us, and allows us to really mix and match coffees to come up with a flavor profile that no single coffee could achieve on its own. This is a wet-processed coffee, most farmers using old style depulpers that are powered by hand-crank or small motors, then fermenting and washing the coffee in the same tank, and finally drying the coffee in covered drying rooms called "parabolicos".
Description from Coffee Shrub.