Meters Above Sea Level
Sugary, sweet, and tart with a syrupy mouthfeel; dark chocolate, burnt sugar, and winey berry flavors.
Backstory of the Bean
Columbia as a whole is well known for their coffee production, and with an annual output of about 12 million bags (that's nearly 100,000 tons!) they are the third largest coffee producer in the world. In addition to the quantity produced, Columbia is well known for producing consistently high quality coffees with mild, well-balanced, and varied flavor profiles.
Cauca is in central-western Colombia, stretching from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Ocean winds and elevation result in Cauca being one of the coolest regions of the country. The coffee in this area is grown mostly by indigenous or Afro-descendant communities. Geographically, the region has many features including the Popayan Plateau, many rivers, and the central volcanic mountain range.