Colombia Monteblanco Purple Caturra*
Colombia Monteblanco Purple Caturra* Colombia Monteblanco Purple Caturra* Colombia Monteblanco Purple Caturra* Colombia Monteblanco Purple Caturra* Colombia Monteblanco Purple Caturra*
$19.50

*RELATIONSHIP LOT - Rodrigo Sanchez

We taste flavor notes of: Blackberry, Orange, Brown Sugar

Personal Note: 

In October, Ronnie and Frank traveled to Colombia to source coffees. While we were in Huila (a world renowned coffee growing region), we were lucky enough to visit Finca Monteblanco and taste several of the lots that were being harvested at the time.  All of the coffees we cupped were great, but the Purple Caturra stood out to us because of its unique acidity and overall flavor profile. 
 

The variety itself is relatively rare. It was planted at Monteblanco in the 1980’s by Rodrigo’s grandfather. A variation of the more common Caturra, the Purple Caturra was planted in order to combat the plant diseases that were affecting the region at the time. Purple Caturra is highly resistant to coffee leaf rust and very high yielding.

About Rodrigo Sanchez, the Producer

Finca El Progreso is owned and operated by Rodrigo Sanchez, a local legend in Huila. The farm has been in the Sanchez family for several generations, and they have been producing coffee there for more than 80 years.

Rodrigo is known in Huila for producing excellent coffees. He implores his team to follow strict protocols that focus on quality as well as quantity. Rodrigo and his team use a systematic approach for fertilization, pest control, varietal selection, harvesting, and processing.

Rodrigo credits his consistency and attention to detail for his success, however he is always experimenting with new varieties and processes in order to produce the best coffee possible.

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