Region: Tolima, Gaitania
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Catuai
Process: fully washed
Tasting Notes: green apple, milk chocolate, grape
This coffee is from a small co-operative in Gaitania called the Montalvo Association. We source this coffee through Direct Origin Trading - a small importer working closely with this group of indigenous farmers to improve farmer livelihoods through direct trade and specialty premiums. We have seen DOT do some really awesome things for this producer group and we are excited to continue this partnership! This particular lot is USDA certified organic from the farm through processing and we have full price transparency for this lot, meaning we can see where every cent of the cost goes. The producers earned a premium that is 43% above the NY C market price! In the cup it’s super clean and balanced, really lovely malic acidity (it’s what makes green apples tart) caramel, milk chocolate, and a sweet finish.