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ELEVATION: 1900m
FLAVOR PROFILE: Sierra Mist™, Sugarcane, Tart Cherry
PROCESS: Washed
REGION: Huila
VARIETAL: Castillo, Caturra

 

 

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A message from Stephen Levene of The Coffee Quest(importer)

Cafe Laboyano is a fully traceable coffee comprised primarily of lots from producers in and around the South of Huila, including Pitalito, Saladoblanco, Palestina, Acevedo and La Argentina. This communal lot is carefully constructed, with every single small lot individually cupped various times before being included within the main lot. In addition to cup quality, each coffee must meet strict physical requirements, including our guidelines for moisture content and water activity. The first time a lot is cupped is when the producer brings a sample to our buying station. Upon approval, the producer will then bring the lot down to the warehouse where it will be cupped again, taking a sample from each sack to ensure consistency. Upon final approval, the parchment coffee is packed in grain-pro and remains untouched until the entire lot is milled. Cafe Laboyano represents the hard work of dedicated producers whom received not only the highest prices in town on 85+ coffees, but fixed prices throughout the entire harvest! By offering fixed prices, on top of our feedback provided on each sample cupped, we can confidently ask producers to make adjustments in their processing, while reducing their concern over price volatility. The producers who contributed to this lot grow Caturra, Colombia, Castillo, Tabi and Pink Bourbon, with farms sitting at a range of elevations between 1,600 and 2,000 meters. This coffee was constructed in partnership with our friends The Bean Project, whom we expect to do exciting things with in the future!