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Colombia El Peñol

Cupping notes

Chocolate and maple syrup with a softer medley of orange, peach or lime.

Description

On the edges of Guatape reservoir, east of Medellin lies the small town of El Peñol, namesake of the tourist attraction monolith it lies close to. Here Sonia Osorio receives coffee from the farmers on market day, drying the cherry if necessary and providing initial quality checks.

One hundred and fifty farmers contribute overall to this district coffee, each owning on average 0.2 to 2 hectares as coffee or around 200 to 2000 trees. This is commonly intercropped with avocado and plantain, alongside tomatoes or peppers, and often coffee is a secondary crop not the main. Smallholders can deliver dry, wet, or humid parchment, knowing that Sonia will dry it on the patios on her farm for them. Her farm also contributes to El Peñol.

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Origin
Process
Washed
Altitude
2000 - 2100m
Harvest
March - June
December - January
Species
SCA score
83
Varietal

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