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Colombia Quindio “Milargo” Supremo Washed

Origin Colombia /

Altitude 1400-1750 masl /

Crop Year 2017 /

Varietal Castillo & Caturra /

Product Code 4243

About Colombia Quindio “Milargo” Supremo Washed

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producing nations in the world alongside Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia. Coffee was introduced to Colombia in the early 1800s and has traditionally been recognized for it’s high altitude and higher-quality Arabica coffees while boasting incredibly efficient supply lines. In recent years, the Colombian farmers with assistance from the Colombian Coffee Federation (FNC - Federación Nacional de cafeteros) have done a remarkable job in growing and promoting the export of genuine speciality coffee, producing impeccable quality.

In 1999, Quindio and more specifically the city of Armenia was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2. The earthquake hit the coffee growing region, toppled tower blocks, destroyed churches and caused severe damage to the infrastructure throughout the state. It was one of the largest earthquakes to hit Colombia in recent times, however in the matter of years Armenia and the greater Quindio region recovered from the earthquake with little traces of devastation. The city was then nicknamed “Ciudad Milagro” (Miracle City) for it’s speedy recovery, so we decided to name the coffee that comes from this region “Milagro”.

This regional coffee comes from the Quindio department, which is located in the western central region of Colombia. Quindio is a major coffee producing region in Colombia and it is one of three departments located in the so called Colombian “coffee belt”. This topography of the region is entirely mountainous, covered in tropical rainforest and native trees. The soil is enriched with rich and ancient volcanic minerals, from volcanic eruptions many years ago. This particular coffee comes from several farmer cooperatives positioned on the outskirts of Armenia, the capital of the Quindio region. This group collects cherry from a few hundred farms, where the average size of a farm is around 3-4 hectares.

About Colombia

Colombia is one of the biggest coffee producing countries in the world, along with Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia. Coffee was introduced to Colombia in the early 1800s. The Colombian Coffee Federation has done a commendable job in promoting the specialty coffees of Colombia. Colombian coffee beans are rich in flavour, heavy bodied, has a bright acidity, and is intensely aromatic.

Colombia have wonderful climate which allows it to produce great coffee all year around. Due to volcanic mountains the climate in Colombia is stable.

84/100

June 16, 2017

General Comments: Balanced cup of toffee, chocolate, apricot & honey