Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cranberry, Vanilla
Grower: Londrina (Microlot)
Altitude: 920-1150 masl
A more traditional morning cup, with excellent sweetness and complexity.
Cafe Buesaco is a coffee comprised primarily of lots from producers in and around the Buesaco and Tablon de Gomez regions of Nariño. This communal lot is carefully constructed, cupping every single small lot individually various times before being included within the main lot. In addition to cup quality, each coffee must meet strict physical requirements.
The first time a lot is cupped is when the producer brings the sample to the buying station. Upon approval, the producer will then bring the lot down to the warehouse where it will be cupped again, taking a sample from each sack to ensure consistency. Upon final approval, the parchment coffee is packed in grain-pro and remains untouched until the entire lot is milled. Truly supporting farmers means not just cherry picking their best lots, but supporting them by buying all of their harvest, which will oftentimes vary in quality. Cafe Buesaco is an example of the hard work of producers whose lots are too small to separate, but still represent a clean, approachable cup. The producers who contributed to this lot grow Caturra, Colombia, and Castillo.
The elevations in Nariño are generally higher than in the rest of Colombia and the producers that comprise this lot are no exception, ranging from 1,700 meters to 2,240 meters (with the majority at 2,000+)!