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About Colombia Narino Finca Los Gusmanes
Just arrived in grain-pro this December. This was our favorite selection after cupping several Colombia's from the same importer. A very high grown Colombia with the flavor profile to prove it.
After inheriting Los Gusmanes from his father, Clodomiro wanted to continue operating it as a self-sufficient farm. He is very conscious about the environmental impact of producing coffee and is working to be a clean producer of coffee. He repurposes the coffee pulp as fertilizer and also has a filtration system for the water used in coffee processing.
Clodomiro also grows sugar cane, yuca, corn, potatoes, and scallions. These crops provide both food for the family as well as a second source of income. He believes that this diversification makes him better at growing coffee because he has more resources.
National Coffee Research Center of Colombia. Even though it was an experimental generation, there are still a few farms that continue to grow it. Variety and cultivar are often used interchangeably, but a variety occurs naturally, and clones itself. Typica and Bourbon are examples of varieties. However, a cultivar must be propagated by human intervention. Catimor and Castillo are examples of cultivars.
- Country: Colombia
- Producer: Clodomiro Morales
- Farm: Los Gusmanes
- Region: Narino
- Altitude: 2000 meters
- Varietal (cultivar): Castillo, F4
- Processing: Washed/Sun dried
- Moisture: (11.0 %)
- Density: (.75 g/mL)
Cup Characteristics: Sweet and sugary aromas. Bright and crisp green apple and citrus flavors layered with sweet honey and cherry. Very clean with pronounced tannin and a snappy finish.
Roasting Notes: Due to the high altitude that this coffee is grown at the beans are small and dense. To showcase the flavor profile we recommend pulling before second crack, but the bean is durable enough to withstand a darker roast if desired.
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
Supremo basis of a 17 screen size
Excelso basis of a 16/17 screen size
Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Maragogype, Variety Colombia (hybrid of Timor and Caturra)
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.