producers: a group of smallholders
elevation: 1700 – 2150 m.a.s.l
species and varietal: arabica, Caturra, Colombia
processing method: washed
according to us: it’s a great allrounder coffee
Smallholders often produce lots that aren’t large enough to be exported on their own. However, the quality is often just as good (or better) as samples received from larger lots, so our partner in Colombia decided to create a micro-region blend from various small producers’ coffees around the town of Giraldo. Giraldo is located in the Department of Antioquia, it's a 2.5 hours drive from the city of Medellín. In the last few years, Giraldo has become known as a hidden gem in the Colombian coffee scene. The secret of Giraldo is the abundance of traditional varieties like Caturra and Typica and remarkably dense beans from high elevations (1700 - 2150 m.a.s.l). Tropical updrafts from the deep Cauca River valley generate a micro-climate benefitting the high-altitude coffee crops.