Region: Cauca, Colombia
Producers: Varoius small holders
Altitude: 1750-1850 masl
Processing: Sugarcane E.A
Varietal: Castillo, Colombia
Roast Style: Espresso
Caldono comes to us as part of Cafe Imports Origin Selects Decafs program which sources green coffee prior to decaffeination, breaking away from the industry norm. This allows them to combine high quality green coffee with the highest quality water and E.A (sugarcane) available to produce incredibly tasty coffee. While the flavour of coffees can often be masked by the decaffeination process, we’ve found the sugarcane E.A process retains the big chocolatey body and citrus-like acidity that Colombia is known for.
This particular lot is chosen from among lots brought by five smallholder growers in the department of Cauca, from the villages of El Cerrito, Rio Blanco, Rio Sucio, and Uribe, all within the El Tambo municipality of Cauca. The coffee is typically picked and depulped the same day, fermented dry for 16–20 hours, and washed three times before being dryed in parabolic dryers. It is taken for E.A. decaffeination in-country before being shipped.