Colombia Buesaco Alianza de Granjeros
Caramelizing sugar sweetness leads into layers of raw sugars, roasted almond, an elegant green apple note, pear, orange peel, and the finish is capped by a complex baking spice aroma. Good for espresso.
Region: Buesaco, Nariño, Cauca
Farm: Buesaco Alianza
Variety: Caturra, Variedad Colombia, Typica
Altitude: 1700-2000 masl
This is a blend made up from the coffees of roughly a dozen small producers just outside Buesaco town, in Colombia's Nariño Department. We put this blend together after cupping a high volume of samples at the coffee alliance they belong to in Buesaco town, the goal is to separate out any coffees that score 86 points and above, which at a minimum ensures the producer a premium that's 50% higher than the association's going rate (in this case of coffees we score micro-lot, the producer is paid a little more than twice the standard price). The local coffee association is a new venture started by two brothers who stepped out on their own to offer a more direct and transparent option than some of the local competitors. Association membership is growing, and we tasted some truly impressive coffees when cupping at their warehouse on our last visit. Farms are typically planted in Caturra and Variedad Colombia (F4 and F6 types), grown at altitudes between 1700 and 2000 meters, and each contributing lot in this batch are fully washed.
Description from Cafe Imports.