Country: ColombiaRegion: CaucaVarietal: Caturra, Colombia, CastilloProcess: WashedAltitude: 1,800 - 2,100 MASLCupping Notes: Mandarin, Plum, Milk Chocolate, CaramelDescription: The Department of Cauca is located in the South West of Colombia between the Pacific Region and the Andean region. Cauca coffee has a tradition dating back to the nineteenth century, the quality of coffee in this region is due in large part to smallholder crops that allow farmers to collect and process coffee in a traditional way, obtaining coffee qualities recognized by international markets. The average farm size is 0.8 hectares.
Four coffee provinces can be distinguished in Cauca, each with different cultural, climate and social characteristics. About 65% of coffee production is developed in the Plateau Region, with particularly homogeneous land and climatic characteristics throughout the area.
Production of Alta Sierra begins with the manual picking of red and ripe cherries by farmers and indigenous people in the region, followed by fermentation up to 24 hours to remove mucilage, and then sun drying.
Alta Sierra has lots of sweetness and great body, with notes of Mandarin Orange, Plum, Milk Chocolate, and Caramel.