COLOMBIA, INZA Cauca
Situated 91km from the capital of the department of Cauca, lies Inza. Inza is a municipality located within the mountains that make up the central Andean mountain range. Together with the Paez municipality, they form a region named Tierradentro. The region is still inhabited by the Paeces indigenous tribe, who make up 80% of the population there.
The coffee is picked by the smallholders and washed and dried on the farm, often at high altitudes and steep slopes. They are also sometimes brought to nearby beneficiary for processing. Some farmer make use of the roofs of their houses for drying patios before collecting the coffee at the dry mill or cooperative headquarters fro cupping, scoring and sorting for export. The many microclimates and changing weather patterns, means there is often fresh coffee cropping throughout the year.
Global warming has seen a significant change across Colombia, bringing challenges to some areas and opportunities to others. Earthquakes and landslides have featured in the coffee areas, but the commitment to quality there remains high.
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, redcurrant and blackberry notes alongside crisp white wine.
Roast Level: Medium
Varietal: Colombia, Caturra, Typica
Altitude: 1000 - 1900 masl.