COLOMBIA LAS PERLITAS Pitalito Washed Microlot
The coffees for this lot of 18 bags of 70 kg are from the south of Huila, the heart of the Colombian specialty coffee lands.
The lot is made of 22 separate lots of 15 individual farmers and is a blend of the varieties of Caturra, Pink Bourbon, Castillo and Colombia.
This coffee is a full bodied brilliant coffee, with a impressive taste of cherries and yellow fruits, an aftertaste of cocoa and rounded body. This coffee express his best dripped and in Chemex, a real cuddle.
Huila straddles across the Magdalena river valley flanked by the cordillera oriental in the east and the cordillera central to the west. The tributary valleys rising into these cordilleras all have their own (sub)tropical microclimates and are blessed with fertile volcanic soils. Farms are generally small with the farmer living surrounded by his (or her)coffee fields, personally overseeing the best agricultural practices and guaranteeing careful picking, washing and drying processes.
The farmers in Huila are some of the proudest coffee producers in Colombia, keeping mountain traditions alive. Because of the high quality of their coffees, and the abundance of specialty coffee buyers, prices are high guaranteeing a vibrant coffee culture that is actually growing as opposed to most other coffee regions in LatinAmerica.
Aromatic notes: Cherry, pastry and cocoa, intense yellow fruit, fruity acidity, round body
Best used for: Espresso, Filter, Pour Over
Origin: Colombia, Huila, Pitalito
Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Pink Bourbon, Colombia
Altitude: 1750-2100 masl
Cup score: 86+