Granja Paraiso92 by Wilton Benitez Caturra Peach Specialty Coffee Farm | Fantine

Granja Paraiso92 by Wilton Benitez Caturra Peach

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Cultivar Caturra
Minimum order 1 bags
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Processing Controlled Fermentation
Bag Size 24 Kg (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
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Region Cauca
Estimated arrival 12 Nov, 2023
Processing Controlled Fermentation
Notes SweetFloral
Farming Reduced PesticidesRenewable EnergyFamily farmVisitors welcomeDO Colombia
Cultivar Caturra
Altitude 1930 masl
Bag Size 24 (One 24kg box with two vacuum bags of 12kg)
Packaging Vacuum
Drying Mechanical drying
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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.

Caturra

Caturra is a natural mutation that occurred in Minas de Gerais, of a single Bourbon gene that makes the plant grow smaller.  It is characterised by a low growth habit, short distance between nodes, intense green leaves and lateral branches with abundant secondary ramifications; all this allows its establishment at high planting densities, thus achieving higher yields per unit area.

It is very popular and sought after precisely because of its productivity combined with excellent cup quality. The only disadvantage is that it is quite susceptible to the rust ('roya'), which is why growers must take special care in pest management.

It is especially interesting and with a lot of potential at higher altitudes.  In the cup it is usually very sweet, balanced and intensely aromatic. Its profiles can vary fruity, floral or herbal.

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