What we taste: Caramel, orange peel, and graham cracker
ORIGIN: South America
REGION: San Agustin, Huila
PROCESSING METHOD: Sun Dried, Parabolic
ALTITUDE: 1800 meters
VARIETIES: Caturra, Yellow Bourbon
The quality of coffee that comes out of Colombia never ceases to amaze us. Seems like every year we taste better and better coffee. So good in fact, that we're bringing one back, Colombia Carlos Imbachi. It's a reminder of how small of a world that we live in. During our first trip to Colombia in 2009, we was traveling around Huila with a group of Colombians doing work with small cooperatives in Colombia to help improve quality. They wanted Kaldi’s to check out quality of small producers in the area. As we were walking farm to farm, meeting producers and seeing their farms, we came to the end of a dirt road to another producer by the name of Carlos Imbachi. We immediately recognized his name and then saw his plaque for 2009 SCAA coffee of the year. That year, his coffee placed first place for best coffee at the annual SCAA exposition. An incredible accomplishment and a random happenstance that we were able to meet him and visit his farm that day. We bought Carlos's coffee last year, and have brought in a new lot this year. His coffee never ceases to amaze us.
Near San Agustin, Colombia, Carlos farms 8 hectares of coffee, mainly Caturra and Yellow Bourbon. He lives there with his wife Yolanda and son Didier Alberto.