|Farm||Vitelio Munoz, El Mirador|
Caturra, Colombia, F11
|Notes||Milk Chocolate, Red Grape, Nectarine|
In January 2022, we had the chance to participate as a judge in the 2nd edition of the Copa Suacena: a regional tasting competition organized by our importing partner Osito. The judging panel was made up of 6 people located in Pennsylvania, Colombia and here in Quebec. This Colombian competition from the Huila region is organized to identify and recognize the highest quality coffees produced by a community of farmers. It generates exceptional motivation for producers who want to improve their practice year after year to offer an unparalleled product. Due to restrictions related to COVID, we unfortunately were unable to taste the lots on site in Colombia and we fell back on our lab in Montreal to participate remotely via shared excel files and videoconferences in the evaluation of the lots.
To be eligible, the coffees submitted to the competition had to meet strict physical analysis criteria (between 10 and 10.8% humidity; between 0.48 and 0.58 water activity, yield factor of 90 or less) and had to be produced by members of one of two producer groups: La Cooperativa Divino Niño del Horizonte or ASOCAFOR.
After participating, it was obvious for us to encourage these producers and this initiative of our import partner Osito. We have chosen to present you 3 prizes among the 10 winners of the Copa Suacena.
This lot comes from Vitelio Munoz and placed 3rd in the Copa Suacena. His farm, El Mirador, is located in Bajo Horizonte in the municipality of Suza in the Huila region of Colombia. Vitelio has been working with coffee for over 12 years and his experience is evident with this exceptional batch.
Grown at an altitude of around 1600 meters, this coffee is made from the Bourbon rose variety. It is picked when fully ripe and placed in bags for a period of 24 hours before being pulped. A 20-hour dry fermentation follows before being washed and dried slowly and evenly for 50 days.
For us, this batch stands out for its delicacy and comfort. We find the taste of milk chocolate, a marked acidity reminding us of red grapes and a sweet finish on nectarine. Also endowed with beautiful floral aromas, its light medium roast is particularly suitable for filter coffee.
Original price paid (FOB)
vs. C-Market at $2.36/lb
via Osito Coffee
Lot size2 x 30 kg