Asorganica, Cauca, Colombia
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Asorganica, Cauca, Colombia

R456.00 incl. VAT per kg

This coffee is from a collective from Cauca in Columbia that grow and produce coffee under the organic certification banner. It is a rich earthy coffee with citric and coca notes. We receive this coffee 3 times a year, so it is always latest crop.

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Asorganica, Cauca, Colombia sourced direct from Caravela.

Caravela

Caravela (formally known ans Virmax) has been working directly with coffee producers since 2004. They have concentrated on producers that are interested in driving up quality by continuing improving the farming, harvesting and production techniques.

Quaffee was fortunate enough to sample the Caravela’s first Organic coffee, released in 2007. It was called Asorganica. This name has stuck even though now this coffee is produced by 128 small coffee growers from the municipalities of El Tambo and Timbio, in the southern department of Cauca, Columbia.

Most farmers have about 1 hector of coffee, and the  128 producers are members of the following three coffee grower associations:

  • Asociación de Productores Orgánicos del Cauca (ASORGANICA);
  • Corporación para el Desarrollo de la Sericultura del Cauca (CORSEDA); and
  • Asociación de Mujeres Caucanas (AMACA).

Since 2004 there has been a continuing improvement in the quality of their coffee so that they can access the high quality coffee market.

Typically in a crop year, there are  94.6 tons of certified organic parchment coffee in 345 hectares, with an average yield of roughly 245 kg per hectare. This is a very low yield, as the national average yield is of approximately 700 kg of parchment coffee per hectare. Of the 128 producers, 53 are women (or roughly 41%).

It is important to highlight that next year another 75 coffee growers from those three organisations will receive the organic certification, thereby increasing the amount of organic certified coffee available.

The coffee is USDA NOP certified by Mayacert and certified under Colombian organic regulations by Biotropico.

Asorganica, Cauca, Colombia

Varieties: Arabica Caturra, Castillo.
Elevation: 1,500 – 2,000 meters above sea level.
Harvest: April – July
Process: De-pulped and washed at each farm. Fermentation typically 36 hours, depends on weather and farm.
Drying: A mixture of raised screens and parabolic driers.
Quality control: Each farmers lot is size and defect graded. Should the parchment have a SCAA approved number of size and defects, it is then roasted and tasted. All coffees scoring more than 83% at the Popayán Caravela office are then selected and sent to Caravela’s Bogotá office, where the lots are sorted by taste. This lot is an AA lot which means it scores 85-86.5 to the standard CQI.
Tasting Notes: Notes of cherry and caramel and hint of savouriness supporting classic earthy notes.
Roast used: Moderate charge with intense heat to start to increase the Ramp Rate. Thereafter heat is reduced to slow the ramp rate (to increase heat absorption before yellowing, and assist is increasing solubility – we believe). At yellowing it is increased into browning. Here heat is maximised into first crack, where it is eased of to lengthen the roast through first crack. Coffee is dropped around 90 seconds after first crack starts.

Additional Information

Coffee category

3. Full bodied

Complexity

4 ★ Single

Location

Buitenverwachting

Characteristics

cocoa, nut, sweet

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