Colombia Cauca - Cortino
REGION: Cortino, Cauca
ALTITUDE: 1200–2100 masl
VARIETAL: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
TASTING NOTES: Balanced and creamy with chocolate and brown sugar
BACKGROUNDColombian coffee is among the most recognisable 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.