Tasting Notes: Stone Fruit, Graham Cracker, Honey, Red Apple
Roast level: Medium
From the roaster:
This is the 2nd year that we have been working with our friends at Ally Coffee to source this beautiful coffee from the Inga Aponte cooperative. We are happy to have this coffee back in our lineup and hope you enjoy it as much this year as last year! You should expect flavors of stone fruit and caramel with acidity similar to red apples and an undercurrent of sweet brown spice like cinnamon and clove baked in graham cracker.
This coffee comes from the Inga community in Narino Colombia and in the last decade the mountains have become a safe zone for the Inga tribe, and illegal crops were eradicated to give way to a new culture: coffee! The Caturra variety has been planted in the Inga territory, on smallholder properties in the Resguardo Inga Aponte, at an average of 2150 meters above sea level. This elevation, combined with the Galeras Volcano constantly shedding nutrient-rich ash, makes for an exceptionally complex and sweet coffee.
Producers process coffee on their own properties, drying Honey coffee in stacked raised bed solar dryers on their farms. This process reduces water used for washing coffee and complements the natural complexity of coffees from this special region.
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