Variety: Castillo, Colombia
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Producers: Beimar Becerra
Beimar Becerra grew these beans on his farm, Finca el Guamito, in the Palermo municipality of Huila, Colombia. Finca el Guamito is about 6 hectares in size (roughly 15 acres) and 4 of those hectares are planted with coffee plants. This lot is primarily Castillo, which grows from a slightly smaller plant than other varietals, allowing farmers to plant more densely and increase their output without expanding their land use. Castillo cherry ripens to a slightly deeper color than other varietals, leading some farmers to pick it too early, but expert producers like Mr. Becerra know just when to pick and how to process their Castillo beans to produce delicious, flavorful cups.
This particular lot is a washed coffee that was soaked for 36 hours before drying. It presents flavors that we're familiar with from Colombian coffees, but definitely not tired of! We're tasting smooth chocolatey notes, a nice cane sugar sweetness, and a kick of lime-like acidity. El Guamito is a crisp, clean cup that we love - and we hope you do too!