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Berry Morera

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Cultivar Colombia
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Processing Washed
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Cauca
Availability SPOT
Processing Washed
Notes SweetFruity
Farming Reduced PesticidesDeforestation-freeShade-grownFemale coffeeFamily farmVisitors welcome
Cultivar Colombia
Altitude 1650 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Sun-dried - Marquesina
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Terroir: Cauca

The Cauca region is the cradle of the Colombian massif, which is the source of most of Colombia's major rivers such as the Cauca and Magdalena. Cauca is closer to the equator, receives the most hours of sunshine throughout the year, has a stable climate throughout the year and the farms enjoy the protection of the high mountains from the winds and humidity that comes from the Pacific.

However, it is worth remembering that unlike other regions where the temperature does not drop too much at night, in the case of Cauca, there are often low temperatures that can be considered adverse for the coffee tree but at the same time slows down the ripening of the coffee cherry and therefore accumulates more sugars and compounds that enhance its acidity and sweet and fruity notes.

Similarly, the interaction of the sugar with the sulphur from the volcanic soils originating from the presence of the Puracé and Sotará volcanoes influences the caramel aroma that characterises the coffees of this region, which can generally be described as having a strong, caramel aroma, with notes of chocolate, caramel, apple and honey. Bright, high acidity in the cup, medium body with a balanced, smooth and clean overall impression.

In Cauca, it is very common to find micro-lots and nano-lots with very particular processing characteristics and cup profile. The mountainous and heterogeneous character of the area means that the coffee produced in different places and at different times of the year has different characteristics.

Colombia

The Colombia variety is a variety developed by the National Coffee Research Centre in Colombia (Cenicafe), which was put on the market in 1983 after more than 15 years of research.

It all began in 1968 with the crossing of Caturra and the Timor Hybrid, in order to develop a cultivar that would be productive and resistant to rust and that could also be planted at high density, as is the case with Caturra.

This variety has been improved over the years and has been the breeding basis for different sub-varieties, one of them being Castillo. The variety Colombia can produce red and yellow cherries.

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