Cupping notes: Medium body, low to medium acidity, sweet, notes of caramel and cocoa.
Altitude: 1300 - 1800 MASL
Varietal: Caturra and Castillo
This coffee comes from the small town of Pitalito, in southern Huila in the Valley of Laboyos. This southern area of Colombia is at the foot of the Andes mountains. This massive mountain range is the birthplace of the Magdalena River, which travels north all the way to the Caribbean coast.
The valley itself lies at about 1,300 meters above sea level. All the surrounding mountains grow coffee, with a per-farm average of 6 hectares and about 5,000 trees per hectare. The soil is volcanic, providing lots of organic nutrients for this high-altitude coffee.