Pearand orange get drizzled in caramel for a well-balanced, fruity and sweet cup. Notes of raisin with floral lime on the finish balances it all out.

Balboa is a municipality of the department of Cauca, on the border of Nariño. This municipality is located at 1700 m.a.s.l with a temperature average of 20 to 26°C. The producers we collaborate with in Balboa have been producing coffee since 2011. Their crops are 95% Colombian traditional varieties such as Castillo. 

Our sourcing friends at Cofinet have been working with this producer group since 2018, after having the opportunity to meet the coffee community of this region and cupping their amazing coffees – “we found the quality and cup profile to be perfect for our Regional category” Since this visit, they have been collaborating and supporting these small-scale coffee farmers. The cup profile is characterized by its caramel, raisins, orange, and pear notes. 
Cherries are picked following strict ripeness criteria, later cherries are pulped and exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 20hrs and afterwards placed on parabolic dryers to 11% moisture content. 

  • Country: Colombia 
  • Department: Cauca 
  • Municipality: Balboa 
  • Farm: 35 Smallholder producers 
  • Producer(s): Balboa Café Coop 
  • Altitude: 1,750 m.a.s.l. 
  • Varietal: Caturra, Castillo 
  • Processing: Washed