Colombia Raquel Burbano
FLAVOR: BLOOD ORANGE, ASSAM TEA, PLUM
This Colombian offering from Raquel Burbano provides drinkers with a balanced experience from the first sip to the final drop. Blood orange and grapefruit notes are the first to develop, gradually evolving and mixing with hints of plum and dried fruit. The coffee's mild tannic body, akin to black tea, is wrapped up by a crisp and slightly dry finish.
For the past seven years, Raquel Burbano has been producing coffee at Araucaria, a farm named after the surrounding evergreen trees that populate the area. Araucaria sits in the Nariño department of Colombia, in the southwest portion of the country. Traditionally, small coffee producers such as Raquel would have sold their products to "coyotes" for far below market prices in Buesaco, the central hub for trading in Northern Nariño. However, local producer associations such as FUDAM (Fundación Agraria y Ambiental) have been able to work with producers and help them move away from selling to coyotes. The recent decline in market pricing has impacted the Colombian coffee market, and it is essential for organizations such as FUDAM to assist coffee producers to avoid exploitation.
Altitude: 2067 MASL
Varietals: Colombia & Castillo
Production Method: Washed