Colombia is bisected by the Andes Mountains which split into three paralel cordilleras (mountain ranges) as they run south to north. Coffee grows throughout these mountains from North to South with the addition of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an isolated mountain range in the North of the country where a number of indigenous tribes produce Organic and Fair Trade coffees.
The three mountain ranges produce diverse micro-climates basis the North vs.South and East vs. West side of the mountains. The majority of Colombian coffee territory has two harvests; Principal and the Mitaca, which is typically smaller. In the North, principal is in Nov. with the Mitaca in May-June. The South has the opposite of that; Principal in May-June and Mitaca in Nov. scattered across the country in some of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the world.
The growing region of Cauca in the south west of Colombia with it's lush green rolling hills is regarded as one of the best producing areas in the country, but sourcing from the area has not always been that easy. Times change and small lots of coffees from individual farmers are now becoming available with full traceability.
The producers in Cauca are men and women with passion for their land, usually members of the producer communities, indigenous descendants. In Cauca are 94,000 producers, with 84,000 hectares in coffee production. The production is in average of 20-25 green coffee bag per hectare.
El Derrumbe was selected from a selection of coffees that were identified during a regional quality competition. The coffee has been roasted to preserve the bright, juicy tangerine acidity and balance this with the sweet aromatics of roasted hazelnuts and caramel. This caramel flavour sits in harmony with a rich brown sugar sweetness that rolls on the palette to a long finish.
Region: EL TAMBO, CAUCA
Farm: EL DERRUMBE
Altitude: 1.714 m n.p.m.
TASTE : CHOCOLATE, NUTS.
AROMA : SWEET, BALANCED, CLEAN. RAISINS, JUICY MANDARIN, CHOCOLATE.