Colombia: La Plata$20.50
La Plata, a history-rich town in Huila, acts as an economic hub for the region. Roads crawl up the steep surrounding slopes from the town center into the coffee growing hills that encircle it. The farms here range from a few thousand trees, to ~15,000 trees over 2-3 acres, almost all owned by individual families. Pergamino, an exporter that will be familiar to those familiar with our coffees, oversees the collection of these lots so they can be washed, fermented, and dried at the regional processing station.
Lots from 3-4 day's worth of harvesting are fermented together, washed, and allowed to dry on raised beds under tarps down to target moisture targets. The extra fermentation time allows for more complexity and sweetness to develop, which comes through as a nice full bodied, chocolatey-rich, pleasantly acidic roasted coffee.
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Elevation: 1,800-2,000 MASL
Varietals: Caturra, Colombia, & Castillo
Flavor Notes: Honeycrisp Apple, Milk Chocolate, Caramel