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Alcedes Avendaño | Colombia | Filter

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  • Plum & Butterscotch
    Harvest: June 2023

    Country: Colombia
    Producer: Alcedes Avendaño
    Region: Gigante, Huila
    Process: Washed
    Variety: Caturra
    Altitude: 1,900 - 2,100 masl

    This coffee comes from a producer we were fortunate to meet during our trip to Colombia last year. The farm Buena Vista is located in the high altitudes of Gigante Huila, where Alcedes Avendaño currently produces almost exclusively Caturra variety coffee. Caturra is known for its high quality beans but due to its susceptibility to leaf rust and other diseases it is considered by many producers in the area too risky to plant. Alcedes believes the risk and extra effort it takes to grow this variety is worth the quality he is able to achieve.

    We have bought from Alcedes before as part of our Teamwork Espresso programme, but our importer Caravela wanted us to visit the farm and meet him in person because of the potential he has for producing high scoring complex lots like this one. Colombia is one of the few countries that harvests coffee almost all year round and we already have two more exceptional lots on their way from Buena Vista harvested late last year. This is the beginning of what we hope will be a very fruitful relationship (pun intended) between ourselves and the Avendaño family.

    Roasted for filter brewing, expect a complex and well balanced cup, with flavours of plum, butterscotch and dark chocolate.

  • Price we paid: €10.46/kg

    FOB: €6.62/kg

    Weight Purchased: 210 kgs

    Relationship: 1 year

    Importer: Nordic Approach

    Alcides has a small farm called Buena Vista where he grows, harvests, pulps and ferments all of his coffee. After processing, he sells the parchment to Coocentral, a cooperative who mills the coffee, prepares the export documentation and transports the coffee to port. Coocentral then sells the coffee to our importer, Nordic Approach, who ships the coffee to their own warehouse in Belgium and arranges the onward transport to our roastery.