Colombia Gaitania Washed (35kg)

Orange, blackcurrant, apple juice
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Bag Weight 35 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002158-1
  • 36 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This lot was sourced from 4 farms near the village of Gaitania in Planadas, Tolima; Fincas El Jardí, El Triunfo, La Florida and La Argentina.

Origin Colombia
Subregion Gaitania, Planadas, Tolima
Harvest Season 2022/23
Farm Name El Jardí, El Triunfo, La Florida, La Argentina
Processing Washed
Processing Description 60hr dry fermentation, washed and then dried in a marquesina (greenhouse) for 15 days
Growing Altitude 1700m - 1900m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10 8DEF
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 35 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

History of Coffee in Colombia

As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century. It was likely a garden crop grown for local consumption and barter for decades. Unlike other coffee regions, we have the story of a priest named Francisco Romero, who could be called the father of commercial coffee cultivation in Colombia. The folkloric tale goes that in the early 1800’s, Father Francisco, hearing confessions in the north eastern town of Salazar de la Palmas, assigned planting coffee to his parishioners as penance for their sins. The Archbishop of Colombia heard about this and ordered all priests to adopt the practice. Commercial production of coffee expanded quickly, moving into regions where the growing conditions were ideal. 

The Process

This lot is washed in line with Colombian coffee processing traditions. Ripe cherries are de-pulped and then dry fermented for 60 hours, thoroughly washed in the fermentation tank, and then dried for 15 days in a marquesina (a specialised covered drying method common in Colombia, essentially a greenhouse-marquee).

  • Subregion Gaitania, Planadas, Tolima
  • Farm Name El Jardí, El Triunfo, La Florida, La Argentina
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description 60hr dry fermentation, washed and then dried in a marquesina (greenhouse) for 15 days
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
  • Min Growing Altitude 1700m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £7.25
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10 8DEF
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002158-1
  • Origin Colombia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk