COLOMBIA - Las Perlitas
«Green apple, grapefruit, lemon zest, chocolate and red grape»
- Producer: Smallholder coffee farmers
- Altitude: 1600-2100m
- Environment: Mountainous
- Species: Arabica
- Varietal: Group lot
- Harvest: Manual/ October-Januari
- Process: Fully washed
- Drying: *undisclosed
- Region: Huila
Have you ever wondered how success reaches a small farmer?
Some of the main difficulties for smallholder coffee farmers are their limited farm sizes and lack of facilities. Colombian farmers usually have 1 – 2 hectares to produce coffee and so, they lack the capacity for experimentation and innovation. As a result, farmers often find themselves unable to produce a large enough quantity to produce a single farm lot suitable for export on their own. However, their coffee may be of a high quality with a complex profile, representing farmer’s hard work and dedication. Las Perlitas is a clear example of how we can help smallholder farmers receive a fair payment for their quality.
This Las Perlitas represents various small lots from farms across Huila. These farms typically range in elevation from 1,600 to 2.100 m.a.s.l. in which the focus is growing quality varieties. Behind the coffee contributing to the Las Perlitas lot, are small farmers committed to producing high quality coffee through experimentation and constant improvement.
As specialty coffee importers, The Coffee Quest seeks to assist small farmers in overcoming the challenges of exporting their exceptional beans. Thanks to the local presence of The Coffee Quest Colombia, consistent relationships with local farmers can be garantueed. The aim is to be a connecting force, between high-end roasters and exceptional farmers.
To achieve that, their regional stations in Colombia buy all coffee of 83 points and up, regardless of volume, and then create a special group lots based on cup profile. Among all the coffees bought this harvest, Las Perlitas represents some of the very best of the season. The micro lots selected to create a lot like this, represent not more than 10% of their total, but are then mixed to create larger Las Perlitas lots. Quality-wise they can be compared to a Micro lot.
Sourced by: The Coffee Quest
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