Flor is the partner of Jhon Wilson Poveda. This lot of hers performed extremely well, placing 5th in this year’s Acevedo Cup. This cup tastes of dark fruits, with deep sweetness and a lively acidity.
V. Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
Main; December, 2019
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects and depulped on the day of harvest. Dry fermented for 35 hours. Dried on raised beds for 30 days.
Flor Melina is the partner of Jhon Wilson Poveda. She produced her own lot of coffee this year to enter into the Acevedo Cup regional competition. Her coffee performed extremely well, placing 5th overall. We couldn't be happier for this family’s continued success, and are honored to have the opportunity to roast their extraordinary lots of beautifully produced coffee.
This is a field blend of the three most commonly grown varieties in Colombia: Castillo, Variety Colombia, and Caturra. Both Castillo and V. Colombia are Catimor hybrids, 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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