This coffee was produced by Norbey Quimbayo and his wife on their farm, La Esmeralda, in Colombia’s Huila district. It’s all tropical fruit and sherbet and we’re loving it here at the roastery.
Torbey’s farm is in Acevedo, Huila, under an hour away from Pitalito where microlots from across Huila are collected for milling.
Huila boasts the perfect combination of high quality soil and geography to produce high quality, fruit-driven coffee like the coffees we feature here at Sample. It’s quickly becoming one of the largest coffee-producing regions in Colombia.
This week you’re drinking the Tabi varietal, a relatively new coffee cultivar developed by the Colombian Federación Nacional de cafeteros, the association representing the country’s coffee growers. It was released in 2002 as part of Colombia’s efforts to combat the leaf rust disease which can decimate crops, and is a hybrid of the bourbon, typica and timor varietals.
FNC’s work developing Tabi managed to keep the positive flavour profiles of Bourbon and Typica, while Timor varietal brings resistance to leaf rust. The name Tabi means “good” in the Guambiano (a native Colombian tribe) dialect.