La Cinta | Washed Caturra from Colombia
Recommended Roast Level
Full City (Dark)
When we cupped this coffee, we were surprised at how it was for this price point. Don't let the Colombian country fool you, this falls in line with a good rich earthy cup of coffee. We noticed immediate notes of Chamomile and herbs with a tart Kiwi finish. We roast this one a little bit darker to mute the kiwi and draw out the richness in the cup. We hope you enjoy our take on this fantastic small lot.
La Cinta Coffee Production
Nolberto Olaya’s family farm can be found in the hills of Planadas municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia, 40 km from the municipality’s capital. The farm has produced Organic coffees for many years now, including having been a member of ASOPEP (Association of Organic Producers of Planadas) beginning in 2010. In 2018 however, Nolberto left the association in order to diversify the production of the farm and take more complete control of the operations at La Cinta. Since then, Nolberto’s knowledge and experience has opened up new access and opportunities, improved transparency, and created better income from his coffee crop. He’s also found success in helping other producers in the community transition to organic production, with five farms in the area now growing Organic coffee.
La Cinta rests in the woods 1700 meters above sea level and includes 8 hectares of planted coffee. The property includes processing equipment and infrastructure to dry coffee, along with a quality control lab which contains a one-barrel sample roaster, a mobile stove, and cupping gear. Nolberto’s oldest son, Jefferson, is a CQI Q Grader and helps his father with onsite quality control and feedback on post-harvest processes. The farm also produces and processes some cacao in order to cover costs and reduce risks. Nolberto’s daughter, Marcela, and her mother, Eloina, learned how to process cacao and now make chocolate bars and other products from their cacao for sale.
|Recommended Roast Level:||Full City (Dark)|
|Processing:||Washed (Wet Process)|
|Flavor Notes:||Chamomile, Kiwi, Herbs, Juicy|
|Recommended Brew Methods:||Drip, Chemex, V60|