San Agustín has been of deep interest to us for a long time and we're very excited to start exploring this very special region more in depth. In this particular selection we find intense tropical sweetness balanced by subtle watermelon and citrus.
Caturra, V. Colombia
La Muralla, San Agustín, Huila
July - August, 2020
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects. Depulped. Dry fermented for 24 hours. Dried in raised parabolic driers.
San Agustín has long been a region that has captivated us, and one that we've had a relatively difficult time exploring; mainly due to political issues within the coffee industry. Damian was introduced to our exporting partners by a mutual friend, and this is the first time this micro lot has been separated out. We are very excited to start exploring this unbelievably beautiful region that consistently produces some of the better coffees we taste from Colombia each year.
This is a field blend of two of the most commonly grown varieties in Colombia: Variety Colombia, and Caturra.V. Colombia is a Catimor hybrid, which give them high disease resistance. Caturra, on the other hand, is a natural mutation of Bourbon, and is very susceptible to disease.
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