Antioquia is the biggest of the coffee producing departments in Colombia with nearly 100,000 small holder farmers. This lot comes from one of the most beautiful municipalities in Antioquia which is located high in the mountains of the southwest, in the Penderisco river valley. In the past, it was a region very affected by the violence of armed groups. This has recently settled meaning it is becoming more open and allowing easier access to some of the best coffees in Antioquia.
Coffee trees growing in Colombia
This coffee was sourced through Falcon Speciality's work in the area with a group called Cafe Lumbus, who are based in Ciudad Bolivar. This work in the Urrao area is important as Falcon recognises the potential of the coffees and the markets they could reach. The farmers here grow their coffees on small 1-2 ha plots of land with the Colombia, Caturra and Castillo varietals planted. During the harvest they pick the coffee and then pulp it on the same day leaving it to ferment for 48 hours in open tanks. After this the coffee is dried in tents or on roof driers for between 10-14 days.
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