We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Producers: Alexander Mancilla, Obdulio Torres, Silvestre, Hernan Ruiz, Roberto Ramirez, Alfonso Baquero
Region: Cajamarca, Tolima
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1850 - 2150 masl
This coffee was grown and processed by six smallholder producers that are situated around the town and municipality of Cajamarca, located in the state of Tolima, Colombia.
The farms that contributed to this lot are very small – on average just 1.5 hectares in size – and are located between 1900-2150m above sea level, in the steep, rugged hills that surround the town. Cajamarca translates to ‘Cold Lands’ in the local Quechua language and was once a major settlement for the Anaime and Tochas indigenous groups, before being colonised in 1886.
Historically, the municipality of Cajamarca has been known as one of Colombia’s agricultural hubs. Thanks to nearby volcano Cerro Machín, the land is incredibly fertile, with volcanic soils rich in minerals and nutrients. The Anaime canyon below supplies the town with ample amounts of fresh water, and powers the the local fishing industry. Along with coffee, the municipality is known for being Colombia’s top producer of arracacha (also known as white carrot, or yellow cassava), a root vegetable that is rich in calcium and vitamin A and a staple of the local diet.
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