About Colombia Bagamenton German Garcia
Arrived August 2021 in grainpro. Only 2 bags are up for grabs.
Bagamenton has been home to the Garcia family for over 40 years. Nestled at over 2,300 meters above sea level. This high elevation in the clouds plays a fundamental role on the quality of the coffee that is produced at the farm.
German and his siblings were raised at the farm, where they learned the production of coffee. German's father, Francisco, used to work at the neighboring coffee farms all year round to provide for his family, meanwhile Germanís mother Bertha took care of the kids and the farm. When Germanís father passed away in 2006, he was just 8 years old. The Garcia family became more dependent on the farm. They started planting more coffee and nowadays they have about 1,700 trees between Colombia, Caturra, and Typica varietals. At 23 years old German is part of the new generation of Colombian coffee growers and is motivated to improve quality year over year!
- Country: Colombia
- Farm: Bagamenton
- Owner: German Garcia
- Region: Antioquia
- Municipality: Ituango
- Altitude: 2300 meters
- Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Typica
Cup Characteristics: Aromas of brown sugar and overall sweet aromatics. Flavors of peach, cherry vanilla, and lemon. A clean refined cup with a dry apple acidity.
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
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.