Colombia La Plata Productores Pequeños
Productores Pequeños is a blend of coffees from small producers in the La Plata Municipality of Huila, Colombia. La Plata lies in the foothills of the Cordillera Central mountain range, the farms in this group spanning a range of 1800 meters to 2000 meters above sea level. The average farm size is about 2 hectares with less than 10,000 trees planted, Caturra being the dominant cultivar grown, with some Variedad Colombia, and Typica mixed in. This is our second round of coffees from this particular farmer group, a cooperative of sorts made up of about 25 families and growing. Farmers deliver their coffee to a central location in La Plata, where it is kept separate by processing batch. We taste samples of these process batches that represent anywhere from 30kg to several bags of coffee, and then decide which lots to blend together. Often, the bag amounts are on the small side and so it makes sense to blend a few together by cup profile so as to have a larger amount of coffee to offer to our customers. Productores Pequeños is made up of 12 different producers in all, equaling a total of 28 bags. The price paid for this coffee is extremely competitive for the region. This season the intermediary we work with in Medellín are helping to finance the buying so that farmers are paid an initial price up front when the coffee is delivered, and then a second payment once quality tier is determined.
Imported by Coffee Shrub.
Extremely sweet and juicy brewed coffee, with hints of apricot jelly, dark grape, and peach Snapple. Big cocoa and fruit tones as espresso.