What we taste: Notes of brown sugar, plum, and dried apricot with a juicy body
ORIGIN: South America
REGION: Monserrate, Huila
PROCESSING METHOD: Washed, Sun Dried
ALTITUDE: 1700 meters
2018 marks the eleventh consecutive year we have bought coffee from our partners in Monserrate, Colombia. It is our longest standing relationship and one of our favorites.
We visited Monserrate again in August of 2017. The village itself is located in southwest Huila along the Cordillera mountain range, near the larger town of La Plata (two short plane rides and two bus rides from Bogota). The weather this year has been particularly hard for the growers, and as a result, their yields are down. The quality, though, is as good as ever. We are always amazed at how good this coffee is, year after year.
This is the 6th year we’ve bought coffee from producer Elcy Causaya. We were lucky enough to visit her farm in 2016 too, meet her family, and see how much care she puts into her coffee. The effort she puts into each of her beans is inspiring, and we hope to continue this relationship for years to come. Enjoy.