CHERRY & BROWN SUGAR
We just finished cupping a bunch of new crop coffees from Colombia and on a table full of straight killers, the COMEPCAFE was our clear favorite. This beauty from the department of Cauca is super-delicious and approachable at first sip, slowly revealing itself like the twist at the end of M. Night Shyamalan's, The Sixth Sense. My notes from the cupping were: super-sweet, juicy, fruity, citrus, apple, cherry, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel. If that doesn’t do it for you, check your pulse dude, ‘cause (spoiler alert) you might be dead like Bruce Willis.
Region: Piendamo & Morales
Elevation: 1750 – 2200 MASL
Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Typica
Cooperativa Multiétnica Y Pluricultural De Pequeños Caficultores Del Cauca, or COMEPCAFE, founded in 2010 by a small-but-mighty group of 44 producers, has grown to include nearly 1,000. The name of the organization itself speaks to the structure and the community, as it is truly a cooperative effort among multi-ethnic and multicultural smallholders. The group is committed to working not only as one with the planet, but also as a unit together, taking turns picking, sorting, and delivering to the co-op with each other. The cups offer a balance of toffee and caramel sweetness with tangy lime and lemongrass and more delicate touches of melon and florals. This is, in part, thanks to the high altitude (1750–2200 meters), good varieties (including Colombia, Caturra, Castillo, Typica), and meticulous processing —but also certainly thanks to the spirit of the community and the support the members provide each other.
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