COLOMBIA - Regional San Lorenzo | Washed
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Regional San Lorenzo
Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Orange and raisin with toffee, dark chocolate and hints of clove
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"This is an incredibly well structured, mixed varietal coffee that will bend to any roasting style. Keep it hot and fast with a shortish post-crack time if you want a bit less body and a bit more acidity, longer if you like a heavy body and a bit more chocolate."
In the 1950s, in the municipality of Riosucio Caldas, as in all Colombian coffee-producing municipalities, coffee farmers were dissatisfied with the exploitation they suffered at the hands of intermediary grain buyers. It was then that a group of coffee farmers, guided by the Cooperative Development Department of the Caldas Departmental Coffee Committee, called 255 farmers to the Constituent Assembly, which was held at the warehouses of the National Federation of Coffee Growers in Riosucio at 10:30 a.m. on June 29, 1963. Founding members included coffee farmers of different social, cultural, and religious backgrounds, some of whom led activities for the benefit of the cooperative.
On March 4, 1964, the Coffee Farmers' Cooperative began providing direct services in Riosucio, including coffee purchase, credit section, and agricultural provision.
Today, it has 2,635 members distributed across 171 villages located in the Department of Caldas in the municipalities of Riosucio, Supia, Marmato, and Quinchía in the Department of Risaralda. The staff consists of 64 employees who work with commitment and dedication to provide appropriate service to all members at the seven purchase points.
98% of coffee farmers are small-scale producers, which means that labor is provided by their families. Through their work, members have succeeded in positioning specialty coffee in the national and international markets due to its quality and sensory attributes in the cup, standing out for efficient marketing and different specialty coffee programs such as FairTrade, C.A.F.E PRACTICES, La Vereda, Nespresso, Organic Coffee, and Rainforest.
The Cooperative is an associative, non-profit, multi-active, limited liability company with a variable and unlimited number of members and social capital, and indefinite duration. It operates under the control of the National Superintendency of Solidarity Economy, and its main office is located in the municipality of Riosucio (Caldas).
Its objective is to efficiently distribute goods or services jointly to meet the needs of its members and the community in general.