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Colombia Doña Carmen


Colombia Doña Carmen


Origin: Colombia

Producer's Name: Doña Carmen

Department: Urrao Antioquia

Farm Area: 1 Hectares

Altitude: 2000 masl

Variety: Heirloom Caturra

Process: Washed

Fermentation: Overnight

Drying Method: Raised parabolic beds

Doña Carmen’s 1 hectare farm is located in the Valle de Pavón of the Urrao region of Antioquia of Northwestern Colombia. Here farmers are afforded extremely high altitudes as the valley floor starts at 1800 meters with farms planted up to 2100 meters. Interestingly enough, just a few years ago the average temperatures in this area were to low and the coffee plants struggled. The area has warmed in the past few years due to climate change and the coffee plants are much more vigorous and are producing much higher quality coffee. Doña Carmen’s farm is planted with what seems to be a natural regression of Caturra, differing from standard Caturra by tree height and elongated-narrow shaped cherries and seeds that resemble Typica. With this unique varietal she was the first farmer from this region to take 1st place in the Cup of Excellence competition and she did it with this heirloom Caturra cultivar.

We roast and ship orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Orders placed after 8am on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be roasted and shipped on the next roast day.  We provide $5.00 flat rate priority mail with USPS for all orders.



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