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COLOMBIA Inza Cauca

£7.00£24.00

(1 customer review)

This delicious Colombian coffee is the result of the efforts of 52 small holder farmers in the Department of Cauca, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each microlot has been cupped at 85+ points making this a coffee well worth savouring.

  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Inza, Cauca
  • Town: Pedregal & San Antonio
  • Altitude: 1,500 to 1,800 metres above sea level
  • Varietal: 70+ Caturra with some Colombia & Castillo
  • Processing: Fully washed & dried on parabolic and raised beds
  • Owner / Farmer: 52 small holder farmers

IN THE CUP: FUDGE | HAZELNUT | CARAMEL | CASHEW | CREAMY

 

BREW GUIDE:

Espresso

  1. 19g in
  2. 40g out
  3. in 28 – 30 seconds                                                                                      

Cafetiere

  1. 60g per litre
  2. Steep for 4 minutes 
  3. Stir and scoop off the crust
  4. Wait a further minute for grounds to settle
  5. Either pour slowly without plunging using the lid as a filter or
  6. Gently push the plunger the bottom and pour slowly.
  7. ENJOY YOUR COFFEE

 

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Description

 Colombia Inza Cauca 

Produced by 52 smallholder farmers

A delicious Colombian coffee!

Farm & Production Information

Location of Inza Cauca

The municipality of Inzá is located in the corner of the Department of Cauca, bordering Tolima and Huila. Inza looks out to the west over the Pacific Ocean. Situated on the “Macizo Colombiano” (the Colombian Plateau), which surrounds the high peaks of Tolima and Huila, the region is an important source of water and wildlife, in addition to being prime coffee growing land.

52 Smallholder Coffee Producers

Inza Cauca is produced by 52 smallholder coffee producers from the neighbouring sub-municipalities of Pedregal (70%) and San Antonio (30%). Every single microlot delivered is cupped and reserved due to having scored 85 points or above by the community cupping lab, Pergamino.These stringent standards result in very limited quantities of this exceptional blend of 70%+ Caturra and approx 30% Colombia being made available for export.

History of Cauca

Cauca has had a violent past, with a heavy presence of FARC guerrillas. The FARC presence had historically prevented the FNC (Colombia’s excellent national coffee board) and specialty-focused exporters from establishing a presence in the region. As the violence diminished, it enabled the growers in the region to seek increased access to markets for quality. Growers could not only take advantage of the region’s wonderful coffee-growing conditions but also the economic resource that nearby tourist destinations bring (for instance, the World Heritage Site “Parque Nacional Arqueológico de Tierradentro”).

International Coffee Prices

Like all producers in Colombia, Pergamino spent many years helplessly riding the roller coaster of international coffee prices. They had to invest, year after year, in their crops without knowing what price they would secure. As the saying goes in Colombia, there were good years and there were bad years – the bad outnumbering the good. They often sold their coffee to large exporters, never understanding its unique sensory coffees, nor in whose hands it ended up for what price. When they began selling their coffee directly to importers and roasters, everything changed. When they extended the model to small holder farmers in Antioquia, they also changed everything for them.

Speciality Coffee

Today, Pergamino works with more than 600 smallholder farmers in four Departments (Cauca, Antioquia, Huila and Nariño), and their influence continues to grow. They have developed the relationship with the communities over time, providing invaluable feedback on quality and training in quality assessment. Committed to transparency in their partnerships with farmers, Pergamino ensure that profit margins are clear and that value added by quality goes directly to the producer. The premiums that Pergamino pays range from 30-300% over market prices (depending on cupping score and volume). They also provide technical assistance so that farmers can continue to improve crop quality.

Investment and Quality

In Cauca they have launched a new pilot project with the Pillimue family (Maria Rosa Oidor etc) in San Antonio. This project will market access more widely in the region and to put more control in the hands of local people. The family will operate a small warehouse and cupping lab with funding from Pergamino. They act as logistics partners and are able to provide quality assessment services for nearly 120 families in the area. Pergamino has committed to monthly visits to the group in order to cup and advise on quality. All coffee group produces that cups at 85+ points is purchased. Higher scoring lots are held aside as microlots and marketed under the farmer/family’s name.

Additional information

WeightN/A
Grind Option

Whole Beans, Espresso/Stove Top, Filter

Size

250g, 1KG

1 review for COLOMBIA Inza Cauca

  1. MICHAEL CULLEN

    Wonderful rich chocolatey and fruit sweetness with a well balanced, rounded acidic edge.

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