This smooth, comforting blend is designed for the espresso drinker, although it brews great on just about any brew method. It comes from two different origins – Cerrado smallholder farms in Brazil and Altura microlots in Colombia.
About Brazil Cerrado smallholders
Various small holder farmers from the Cerrado Mineiro region contribute to this fine coffee. This region is known for its flat plains and medium altitude of 1000-1300m. Trees are nurtured with organic fertilisers produced on each of the individual farms, preserving the microbial life in the soil. Coffee cherries are hand picked, ensuring only the ripest fruit is selected.
This meticulous care is the reason why the farm performs well in the prestigious Cup of Excellence competitions.
This microlot comes from the Buesaco region of Narino bordering Ecuador. Coffee grows here at some of the highest altitudes in Colombia, with some areas reaching 2200 metres above sea level. The region of Buesaco is known for its high quality coffee producing lots that have placed in the cup of excellence in Colombia.
This producer group is made up of 420 small holders from the towns of Juanambú, Buesaco centro, Santa María, El Naranjal. Of these growers 52 have been selected to be part of the ‘Café Con Altura’ program run by the producer group. These growers have received extra support regarding infrastructure and education as they have been identified to produce exceptional coffees. The small holders here typically apply a washed process that undergoes fermentation for 12-16 hours before being dried on rooftops or on raised African beds for 8-14 days weather depending.