Producer: Robert Pillume
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Harvest: November 2015
Process: Washed, 18 hour fermentation
Drying: Raised beds for 12 days
Flavour Notes: Red Fruit, Grapefruit, Candy
Coffee is grown in 29 of Cauca’s 41 Municipalities, with most of the coffee grown at an average altitude of 1750 MASL. The Western Andes Mountain Range runs from the north east to the south east through the Department (District) and runs parallel to the Central Mountain Range. It is this unique geographical feature that helps to form the unique climate of the region; access to Amazon River Basin, the Patia River and abundant rainfall between August and September means the region generally has an abundant access to water and irrigation. Coupled with varying daytime temperatures between 11 and 18 degrees, the relatively high altitude and the July to August dry season, means the region generally produces coffee with a higher acidity that is distinct from most other regions in Colombia.
Robert is a young farmer new to supplying the specialty coffee industry, but with a desire to produce high standard specialty coffee achieved through strict farming practices. His coffee is grown in nutrient rich volcanic soil which, along with selective hand picking, processing in the cool of the evening and regularly turning his parchment during the drying process, all collectively contribute to enhancing his lots with beautiful quality.