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      About Colombia La Cartagena

      Arrived June in grainpro, this new crop Colombia is a treat to the senses. Lots of intriguing notes can be tasted, but a refined honey sweetness really dominates this cup. We have been looking forward to the arrival of this coffee since we cupped it.

      Producer Story

      Jorge learned the art of producing coffee from his father. However, after inheriting his father’s small coffee farm, he chose to sell it. With the money from that sale he was able to purchase La Cartagena, a farm that has allowed him to pursue the production of specialty coffee. He now has 4,500 coffee trees planted – a combination of Caturra and Colombia varietals. As he continually works to enhance the quality of his coffee, Jorge already has plans to improve both his water supply and his wet beneficio. Proud of his profession, Jorge is also teaching his children how to grow coffee. He hopes the family tradition will continue for many generations to come.

      • Country: Colombia
      • Producer: Jorge Cartagena
      • Region: Antioquia
      • Altitude: 1950 Meters
      • Varietal: Caturra, Colombia
      • Harvest: 2021/2022
      • Processing: Washed/Sun Dried
      • Moisture: ( 11.4%) Density: (.75g/ml)

      Cup Characteristics: Savory aromas reminiscent of sun dried tomato. Flavors of buttercream. Very unique cup that is clean with a buttery smooth finish.

      Roasting Notes: This is a durable bean that can withstand roasting past 2nd crack but the more delicate sweetness and acidity are most pronounced when roasted to Full City, terminating the roast prior to any substantial 2nd crack.

      Colombia coffee facts:

      Main crop seasons vary depending on location. For many the main crop is Sept - December. Some regions have a mid crop as well.

      Population: 43.6 Million people
      Domestic Consumption: 1.8 Million Bags of 70 Kg. (154 lb.)
      Coffee Export: 12.5 Million Bags of 70 Kg. (154 lb.)
      Cultivated Area: 1.1 Million Hectares (2.7 Million Acres)
      Harvest: Main Crop: October to January (60%)
      Fly Crop: April to June (40%)
      Note: In Narino, due to its geography, Main and Fly crop seasons are reversed.
      Arabica Introduced: From the Carribean through Venezuela
      Farms: 300,000

      Specialty Coffees:
      Supremo basis of a 17 screen size
      Excelso basis of a 16/17 screen size

      Botanical Varieties:
      Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Maragogype, Variety Colombia (hybrid of Timor and Caturra)

      Crop Comments

      Colombia is the second largest exporter of Arabica coffee in the world. All coffee grown is Arabica species, and mostly all is grown at high elevation and wet processed. Supremo is the country's highest grade though the highest elevation coffee can be smaller and thus not able to make the size grade although more concentrated. Colombia coffee has a well-earned reputation as having fine body, pleasant acidity and clean flavor. Each region brings a little something different to the final product.