A balanced crowd pleaser from select small farm holders in the Medellin region.
Floral and citrus acidity, notes of chocolate and almond, raspberry grace note with good body and a sweet finish.
FARM various smallholder farmers
VARIETY castillo, caturra, colombia
ALTITUDE 1200–2000 masl
Colombia is still the world's largest arabica producer and is seconded only by Brazil in terms of total coffee production.
Colombian coffee is among the most recognizable and most dynamic in the world, with multiple growing regions whose distinct yet consistently crowd-pleasing profiles reflect the various microclimates that exist in this large country. We source workhorse coffees from various of these growing regions, looking for a cup that contains a nice balance of sweetness, fruity effervescence, and a foundation of cocoa and/or toffee. Most Gran Galope offerings are a blend of coffees from between 10 and 30 smallholder farms, each with comparable cup characteristics and score. Coffees from Huila are cupped and purchased in Pitalito; coffees from Cauca are cupped and purchased in Popayán; and coffees from Nariño are cupped and purchased in both Pasto and La Unión.