ARCHETYPE

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This great lot makes a lip-smacking espresso. Blackberry and crisp green apple with a sweetness like muscovado sugar. 

PRODUCER

Aurelio Ortega

PREPARATION

Fully washed

CULTIVAR

Colombia, Caturra, Castillo

ALTITUDE

1,620 masl

LOCATION

Cajibío, Cauca

HARVEST PERIOD

May - September

 

Our ARCHETYPE espresso aims to showcase coffees which are shining examples of a particular region or origin.

Aurelio Ortega has been living and working in coffee all his life and for the past 18 years also been focused on the production of organic coffee on the farm. The farm is based in the municipality of Cajibío in Cauca and they are part of the ASOCAMP growers’ group who are members of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbío. Cosurca work closely with ASOPROA, working in the communities on both agronomy and social projects to help them move forward post conflict. More recently Aurelio has focused his efforts on producing higher quality coffee by improving his practices and infrastructure. Aurelio is also responsible for the collection of the ASOPROA group’s coffee.

On the farm the coffee is planted among avocado, guava & citrus trees for shade. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand-picked and then pulped on the same day of collection. Here it is left to ferment for 15 hours before then being washed and then dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.