Colombia Inga Aponte 250g Roast date 14/08/17
This washed Colombian coffee delivers sweet and fruity flavours and aromas, with a medium acidity. In the cup taste caramel, vanilla and star fruit.
The Inga Aponte is an indigenous Colombian tribe living in the mountains of the Narino region in southern Colombia. These areas were once occupied by guerrilla groups, but they have been dispelled by Colombian state forces and investment has been put into promoting specialty coffee production due to the potential of the area. The soil is very rich
in organic matter and minerals, with high altitude and low temperatures which allow for slow maturation of the cherries and formation of sugars in the coffee beans. The farmers have singled out a red Caturra variety for farming that is known for its high quality potential. In a few short years they’ve managed to produce some very tasty and sweet specialty coffees such as this lot.
The coffee is selected by hand and transported to washing stations where the cherries are pulped and placed into fermentation tanks for 12-18 hours. After fermentation the mucilage covering the beans is washed away and the parchment beans are slowly dried in parabolic drying tents and shaded patios. Once dried, coffee gets transported
to Manizales and the parchment is removed in a special cold mill to preserve the quality.
- Region: Nariño
- Variety: Red Caturra
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 2000 - 2100masl