EXOTICO DE GIRALDO. KOLUMBIEN. ANTIOQUIA. GIRALDO.
FILTERKAFFEE V60 / Aeropress / Kalita / French Press
We taste: ORANGE. CANE SUGAR. CINAMMON.
Ein Allrounder im Filter. Der Exotico ist süß, würzig und hat schöne Fruchtnoten. Er ist sowohl für Freundinnen von süßen, klassischeren Kaffees als auch für die, die es ein wenig fruchtiger mögen, perfekt geeignet. Ein Kompromiss ohne Kompromisse.
Aufbereitung / processing : washed
Varietät / variety : Caturra. Colombia. Castillo.
Anbauhöhe / height : 1900-2250m
FOB: $ 3,37/lb
Händler / Importer: The Coffee Quest, NL
THE COFFEE QUEST'S STORY
The town of Giraldo is located in the region of Antioquia, about 1.5 hours North-West from The Coffee Quest Colombia office in Medellín. In the last years, Giraldo has becomeknown as a hidden gem in the Colombian coffee scene. We have been buying our Exótico de Altura lots here since 2013, but since opening our 2nd buying station we’ve been able to tap into the vast variety of beautiful coffees this mountain region offers.
The secret of Giraldo is the abundance of traditional varieties like Caturra and Typica and remarkably dense beans from high elevation (1700-2150 m.a.s.l.). Tropical updrafts from the deep Cauca River valley generate a micro-climate benefitting the high-altitude coffee crops.
This village station is located in the Café Aroma Giraldo, a local cafetaria that has been converted to function both as Lab and Meeting Point. The station is managed by Miguel, his wife Lizeth and their family. The crew will be focused on specialty purchases in the area of Giraldo, as well as actively supporting farmers to improve their growing & post-harvesting techniques towards quality improvement. A lot of work, but it allows us to pay the farmer relative to the actual quality of their coffee.
In short: The Coffee Quest Colombia took the traditional buying station model, but added a Quality Lab. The idea is provide access to the specialty market to smallholder farmers. By incorporating sensorial characteristics into the buying decision, next to looking at the physical aspects of the coffee beans. Objective: Paying for quality using well-communicated and transparent pricing,