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Colombia

Edgar Sosa Garcia

This washed Caturra comes from a family business with whom we share values—'strive for better’ and ‘pursue consistency’. We taste watermelon, baked apple, and rose hip

Body     Acidity
Roasted omni for filter and espresso

This gently washed Caturra comes from a family business with whom we share values—'strive for better’ and ‘pursue consistency’.

Anzoategui is a small town in the Tolima department of Colombia. In the surroundings, climbing up the skirts of the Cordillera Central, Edgar Sosa and Flor Alba Rojas run their coffee farm called Mesopotamia.

Edgar and Flor (now husband and wife) met while working as coffee pickers back in 1997 when he moved to this region looking for employment. A few years later, he landed a job as a specialty coffee farm administrator, where he learned a lot about processing and drying high-quality coffee—they sometimes even sent some to contests like Cup of Excellence. Eventually, the couple bought some land and began putting their skill to practice for producing their own coffee.

Today, the duo runs Mesopotamia with the help of their eldest son, who shows a heap of interest in the world of coffee. From the beginning, their focus has been on producing specialty grade because they know it brings more stability and better incomes than commodity.

Edgar Sosa, Flor Alba Rojas and their family.

Their driving principles are ‘strive for better’ and ‘pursue consistency’. This approach has proved very successful, as the volumes and quality of the previous years have been increasingly good, future-proofing their business from the ups and downs in the coffee market.

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This lot features the Caturra varietal, processed using a traditional washed method.

The cherries, picked at the perfect point of ripeness, are placed inside plastic bags for a fermentation period of 1-2 days. Then, these are pulped and fermented again in covered tanks for 20-36 hours. Finally, the coffee is washed with water and dried in drying beds for about 5 days if it’s sunny, of up to 20 days if it’s cloudy and rainy.


All images and information about this coffee and its producer(s) have been kindly shared with us by the importer, Caravela, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).




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1:3
dose:yield
ratio

To brew on espresso, we recommend using 20g of beans (dose) to get 60g of espresso out (yield), during 24-28 seconds.

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g yield
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1:16.7
beans:water
ratio

To brew in infusion/fed brewers (V60, Chemex) use a ratio of 1:16.7 ratio of beans:water.

g beans
g water
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1:14.3
beans:water
ratio

To brew in immersion brewers (plunger, AeroPress, Kalita, batch brewer) we recommend using a 1:14.3 ratio of beans:water

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g water
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1:12
beans:water
ratio

To brew as cold brew we recommend using a 1:12 ratio of beans:water

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g water
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Producer

Edgar Sosa Garcia

Country

Colombia

Region

Tolima

Altitude

1650m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Washed

Body

Acidity

Tasting notes

Watermelon, baked apple, rose hip

Roast style

Omniroast

Varietals

Caturra varietal

Caturra is a natural mutation of Bourbon that was originally discovered in Brazil in 1937, considered to be the first naturally occurring mutation ever discovered.

The location

Coffee from Colombia

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and benefits greatly from having one of the most unique and complex set of micro-climates of all coffee producing nations.

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


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