Colombia Finca La Concepcion
Cup Characteristics: Candy sweet and complex. Notes of cedar and blackberry jam compliment a savory cup.
$15.99 per pound
Finca La Concepcion is run by Ana Lucia Dulce, the farm having been in her family for generations. At 70 hectares (about 173 acres), Finca La Concepcion is an extemely large farm for Nariño, with 14 hectares dedicated to coffee production. The farm has its own wetmill, where coffee beans are double fermented during processing; first fermented in the coffee cherry, then de-pulped and fermented several hours more. After washing, the coffee is transferred to a mechanical (parabolic) drier, where it stays for 10-15 days, depending on the weather.
The 14 hectares of coffee are split up by varietal, the pricipal being Caturra (like this lot), while Variedad Colombia and Tabi are planted in smaller amounts. Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety, discovered in Brazil in the early 20th Century. It is primarily distinguished by its smaller stature, which allows farmers to plant it more densely than other varietals, thus increasing overall yields. Variedad Colombia and Tabi are both hybrids of Caturra, prized for their smaller sizes and resistance to coffee tree diseases.
- Department: Nariño
- Municipality: Buesaco
- Altitude: 2000 Meters above sea level
- Coffee variety: 100% Caturra
- Processing: Washed