Colombia

La Piramide

Flavours of Red apple, floral, milk chocolate
Body     Acidity

Best as black espresso/filter

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Inzá is a municipality located in a sacred valley that sits below the elevated mountains that separate Huila and Cauca. More than 14 centuries of history and tradition of native indigenous tribes make Inzá ones of Colombia’s richest archaeological treasures, home to the archeological park of Tierradentro. These indigenous cultures chose Inza as their home because it is a place where many rivers converge, making this territory a fertile and magical place. Although Inzá is located remotely, it is definitey a place worth visiting. This region has ethnic diversity, an amazing artisanal culture, stunning views, and of course, one of Colombia’s best coffees. Coffee growers in this area used to sell their coffee to intermediaries, who blended it and sold it as “Coffee from Huila”. In 2003, Caravela started buying coffee directly from a group of small but passionate coffee producers from the region and selling it as a single-origin to roasters around the world, with full transparency and traceability. For us, coffees from Inza are special because of the long- standing relationships that we have forged and the impact that these have generated on the lives of hundreds of families and on communities once forgotten.

Drying beds

Asorcafe set up their own warehouses and purchased member’s harvests, then selling directly in Popayan, the region’s capital, to earn better prices. When our sourcing partners in Colombia, Caravela, began working with them to improve quality, prices rose further still.

Asorcafe has grown since, with this crop features coffee from around 400 small-scale farmers.

A violent history of FARC guerrillas had prevented Colombia’s national coffee board and specialty-focused exporters from working in the region. As violence lessened, growers in the region had better access to buyers, and also the tourism draw of nearby destinations such as the World Heritage listed Parque Nacional Arqueológico de Tierradentro.

Producer

Asociación De Caficultores Del Oriente Caucano

Country

Colombia

Region

Inzá, Cauca

Altitude

1700 - 2000m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Washed

Harvested

January 2022

Body

Medium

Acidity

Balanced

Roast style

Omniroast

Map showing location of Colombia La Piramide

What makes up Colombia La Piramide?

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.


The Cauca region of Colombia

Attractive growing conditions afforded by its altitude, proximity to the equator and the protection afforded by surrounding mountains, enabling a stable microclimate year round. Cauca is a region also known for its World Heritage listed national parks, wildlife, and life-giving water sources

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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