We are excited to present you with our newest coffee offering from Cauca, Colombia!! This coffee is sourced from a small village named Comedulce or "candy-eater", famous for it's locally produced candy made from the natural grown sugarcane which surrounds the farms.
A predominantly Afro-Colombian community, farmers also double as artisanal gold miners, another tradition inherited from their ancestors. The roads are a labyrinth of unpaved, narrow, winding trails that rise to the sky and descend abruptly like a roller coaster. Historic disenfranchisement, lack of services like water and electricity, and remote difficult-to-navigate roads have made the community an island of coffee among a sea of illicit crops. Staunchly devout, the farmers have stayed true to coffee farming and avoided becoming involved in the drug trade.
We are proud to work with Cosecha Traders, a social impact enterprise that supports smallholder farmers in vulnerable regions of southwestern Colombia, connecting them with specialty coffee roasters in the US and promoting the direct-trade relationships that increase the growers’ economic potential. Through empowering the communities of disenfranchised farmers in remote, conflict-affected regions where specialty coffee is grown, Cosecha Traders works in partnership with them, helping them gain stability in an unstable environment.
Despite the pandemic, social protests, and armed conflict, Comedulce has continued to produce some of the most sought after coffee in the country! We hope that you will enjoy this coffee as much as we have!
This is coffee is a washed-process method, resulting in a clean and juicy cup with tasting notes of cherry, peach, raw sugarcane, and caramel.
We recommend brewing using your favorite method between 203-205 degrees.
Variety: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Altitude: 1950 masl
Roast Level: Medium