COLOMBIA HUILA ACEVEDO
Our January coffee of the month is a balanced and medium-bodied coffee from the municipality of Acevedo in Colombia. It starts with a quick note of bakers chocolate, which quickly fades into the lime acidity in the middle of the cup. That acidity swells and then fades into the sweet finish with notes of white chocolate and dried fruit. This coffee was also great through the espresso machine.
Roast Color: Medium
Cupping Notes: Chocolate, Kaffir Lime, Dried Fruit
Story: Banexport, a Colombian export company, works directly with many small, family-owned farms who have a shared commitment for exquisite coffee processing, and loving care for their farms and the environment. Banexport helps producers gain access to technical support regarding best practices for farm management, processing the harvest, and cupping feedback, which helps producers improve the quality of their coffee. The model of collaborative effort produces traceable community blends with vibrant regional profiles.
This lot comes from 5 producers (Alvaro Perdomo, Alexander Collazos Rivera, Julian Gonzalez Muñoz, Nicolas Leyton Fiesco, and Jhoan Manuel Vergara Ayure) with small farms in the municipality of Acevedo within the department of Huila. With guidance from Banexport each producer follows the same post-harvest protocols, which allows for consistent blending from their respective farms. After processing, Banexport provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.