REGION: Nariño, La Unión FARM: Cafelina FARMER: Beatriz Reyes Pabon VARIETAL: Caturra ALTITUDE: 1750 M
PROCESS: Washed ROAST: Medium | Light
This was the 5th year the Roasters United (RU) competition was held, Beatriz Reyes won 1st in our 2018 competition this Micro Lot features flavors of tangelo, apricot stone fruit, and a creamy cashew finish.
Drying: raised beds 12 days
Roasters United: We are always looking for ways to find the best coffee possible while supporting farmers with sustainable prices that allow them to grow, harvest and process the best coffee they can. 2016 was the third year we have sponsored this coffee competition along with Jeff of Portola Coffee Lab and Chuck of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. For the winning mirco-lots, we awarded 3 million pesos in farm improvement grants. We also constructed a larger blender lot with coffee from other exceptional farms. We have committed to paying a well over fair trade price for the blend; meaning that we paid a good price for the green beans but additionally paid for all milling and exporting costs instead of the farmer.