Colombia Yacuanquer Blend

Intense - white grape, red apple, bakers chocolate
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Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001567-1
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About This Coffee

This washed Azahar smallholder selection comes from various producers in the veredas (districts) of Chapacual, Tasnaque and Zaragoza in the municipality of Yacuanquer, Nariño. 

Origin Colombia
Subregion Yacuanquer, Nariño
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Castillo, Caturra
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
Screen Size 95% over screen 15
Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Driving from the capital city of Pasto, situated at the foot of the active Galeras Volcano, to the nearby municipality of Yacuanquer, is a feast for the eyes. As you leave the city and begin to climb into the Andes on a winding stretch of the Pan-American highway that is lined with eucalyptus trees and small potato farms, you realize that here in Nariño you are closer to the clouds. On a clear day, the thick low-lying clouds recede and allow the Galeras to follow you on your journey, riding parallel to the road and lovingly taunting you with its inviting patchwork skirts that highlight greens and golds that warp and change under the passing fog and bright Andean sun.

After about 20 minutes on the highway, your driver and guide, a young coffee buyer and grower from Yacu- anquer, will take a slight right down a road that will first dip low and then begin to climb towards the village center, located at 2,670 m.a.s.l. You continue driving on a well-paved but narrow road that runs the ridge of a verdant cordillera, with the most stunning views imaginable of the vereda of Tasnaque to your left and La Cocha on your right and after stopping the truck abruptly to coax a cluster of tiny sunbathing puppies out of the middle of the road, you will eventually leave the pavement and descend into the lower Yacuanquer area, where the trees are tall and the vegetation is different then up on the ridge. Here, is where the coffee is for this blend is sourced.

The Process

At exactly the right moment the cherry was carefully hand-selected for peak ripeness. Next, the coffee underwent the traditional post-collection processing, known in Colombia as el beneficio, which means they were de-pulped, washed and fermented in the traditional manner for 24 to 26 hours and finally dried on patios and raised beds for 12 days. Coffees from this region are known for their creamy bodies and sweet notes of red fruits. 

  • Subregion Yacuanquer, Nariño
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Castillo, Caturra
  • Screen Size 95% over screen 15
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £7.95
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001567-1
  • Origin Colombia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk