Fernando Canacue Microlot

This is our first Colombian Microlot Single Origin coffee (we know... it shouldn't have taken this long...), but once we tasted Fernando's Microlot from his small, 3 hectare Finca Bolivia in Neiva we didn't think twice. 

Neiva is the capital of Huila and its located in the northwestern part of the department. It lies between the Central and Western Cordilleras of the Andes Mountain Range. Settled along the highlands of Neiva, along beautiful landscapes, you can find Finca Bolivia--Fernando Canacue’s little treasure.

Fernando has been dedicated to coffee for his entire life as he comes from a coffee growing family. Five years ago, he decided to take a new and challenging path: To venture into the world of SPECIALTY coffee. 

Fernando had long been searching for a way to better compensate his workers and to make his coffee operation a sustainable business through BETTER QUALITY. He refined the entire process from planting to microlot segregation, cherry selection, depulping, washing, fermentation, careful drying and milling.

We're thrilled to be able to support his efforts by offering you this gem that really stood out. 

This is also the first time we've purchased a variedad Colombia lot. This cultivar is a high-yield, disease resistant hybrid developed in the country to aid farmers given major roya outbreaks in the 60's and through the 80’s. We normally skew towards bourbones, typicas or caturras, but this lot which is grown at nearly 2,000 masl and displays intense sweetness with notes of rich chocolate, red fruit and panela sugar. The aromatics are floral and vanilla-like, and the mouthfeel is full and velvety with a clean and sweet aftertaste. Yey!

Location:  Neiva, Huila
Producer: Fernando Canacue
Variety:     Variedad Colombia 
Altitude:   1,900 – 2,000 m.
Process:   Fully washed