Buesaco THREE PRODUCER BLEND CATURRA - WASHED Colombia
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Buesaco THREE PRODUCER BLEND CATURRA - WASHED Colombia

This is a very high elevation selection from one of our favorite regions in Colombia. Nariño’s elevations produce cooler and drier microclimates, which lend themselves to very slow cherry maturation, more complex sugar development, and brighter acidities. This coffee is exceptionally clean, with a ripe stone fruit profile and lively citrus-froward acidity.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Varietal

Caturra

Region

Buesaco, Nariño

Altitude

2,000 - 2,100 masl

Harvest

June, 2019

Processing

Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects and depulped on the day of harvest. Dry fermented in tanks for 13-16 hours. Dried on raised beds for 12-18 days.

ABOUT BUESACO

This regional blend comes from one of our favorite regions within Colombia. Buesaco, Nariño has always been close to our hearts for its high acidity, bright, and exceptionally clean coffees. Farms in Nariño are generally extremely small, hence this blend of three different producers.

CONTRIBUTORS

Sofonias Imbajoa Lopez
2,100 masl
100% Caturra
Farm: 1 Hectare (~2.5 Acres)

Jhony Morales
2,200 masl
100% Caturra
Farm: 1.5 Hectares (~3.7 Acres)

Jose Alban
2,000 masl
100% Caturra
Farm: 1.5 Hectares (~3.7 Acres)

Because of the small size and remote locations of these farms, cost of production in Nariño is rather complicated. We are currently focusing on how we can source coffees in this very special region more effectively because the coffee from Nariño is truly artisnal. 

ABOUT CATURRA

Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety. It was discovered on a plantation in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil sometime between 1915 and 1918. Today, it is one of the most economically important coffees in Central America, to the extent that it is often used as a benchmark against which new cultivars are tested. In Colombia, Caturra was thought to represent nearly half of the country’s production before a government-sponsored program beginning in 2008 incentivized renovation of over three billion coffee trees with the leaf rust resistant Castillo variety (which has Caturra parentage).

Pricing Details

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Farm Gate (Local)

1.25MM PESOS/CARGA

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Farm Gate (USD)

$3.82/KG

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FOB

$6.71/KG

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FOT

$9.35/KG

The cost of getting a coffee from cherry to beverage varies enormously depending on its place of origin and the location of its consumption. The inclusion of price transparency is a starting point to inform broader conversation around the true costs of production and the sustainability of specialty coffee as a whole.