Colombia La Unión Productores Aliados
Subtle tartness with a fruited, chocolate flavor, honey sweetness. Sure to make a killer espresso too (upon request).
Processing: Wet Process
This coffee was procured from a local association in the town of La Union, southern Nariño Department. This particular lot is a blend of coffees from six of the farmer members in surrounding Veredas of Buenos Aires and La Jacoba. They and the other allied producers (hence the Spanish name "Productores Aliados") were part of another association in the area who's ownership was recently turned over to a group far outside the region, and in an effort to keep trade and transparency local, a they have have pooled resources in order to set up a small milling operation at a warehouse in town. Their numbers are growing, and the quality we tasted some truly impressive coffees when cupping at their warehouse last July. Their farms are planted in Caturra and Variedad Colombia (F4 and F6 types), and this is a fully washed batch. We were impressed by these six individual lots, sizes ranging from 2 to 4 bags of coffee, and their similar profiles of cane juice-like sweetness and subtle fruited notes made blending them into this 17 bag lot an easy decision.
Description from Coffee Shrub.