- Chocolate / Plum / Panela
This regional blend is produced by members of the Asociación de Productores de Café del Oriente Caucano (ASORCAFE), founded in 2003 by about 200 producers who joined in search of better prices for the quality of the coffee they produced.
Currently ASORCAFE has 290 active members located in 5 townships: San Antonio, Pedregal, San José, Turminá, and Zona Occidente. These producers grow coffee between 1,600 and 2,000 meters above sea level. Each has 1.8 hectares of land on average.
Inzá is a municipality located in the department of Cauca on the Colombian massif between the borders of Tolima and Huila. It is characterized by its river-carved steep mountains and deep valleys. It has an exceptional climate for coffee, with hot, dry days and cold, humid nights - conditions that favor the development of complex notes in the cup.
This region has historically been affected by armed conflicts between the guerrillas and the state due to illicit crops.
The cultivated varieties are mainly Caturra, Colombia, Bourbon, Tabí and Castillo. Additionally, some producers have begun to venture into varietals such as Geisha and Bourbon Rosado (Pink Bourbon). The main harvest occurs between October and December and the mitaca (fly crop) between May and June, however due to climate change, in recent years this behavior has been reversed.
Most producers in Inzá us a washed process for their coffee, strictly collecting only ripe cherries, carrying out reselection to remove floaters, and then leaving the cherry to rest in a hopper for 24 hours. Pulping and fermentation is typically another 24 to 36 hours, finally washing and drying in parabolic dryers or "canopies" for 12 to 15 days.
The cup has very pronounced sweetness, reminiscent of dried red fruits such as plum and berries complemented by vanilla-like fragrance and a round, viscoous body.
Location: Inzá, Cauca
Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, other
Process: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,600 - 2,000 mts.