Calendar Coffee - Teamwork Espresso Colombia

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Butterscotch & Fig
Harvest: July 2019

Country: Colombia
Producer: 11 Smallholder Farmers
Region: Palestina, Huila
Process: Washed 
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo & Typica
Altitude: 1,650-1,850 masl
Arrival: Oct 2019

As the seasons change, so does our TEAMWORK espresso, highlighting the very best single origin coffees throughout the year. We’re looking for coffees that are perfectly balanced, sweet and clean, delicious in milk, and with enough complexity to be enjoyed straight up.

Today, nearly half of coffee production comes from countries predicted to lose more than 60% of land suitable for growing coffee. As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes more frequent, coffee farming is becoming increasingly difficult and less profitable for many producers across the globe. World Coffee Research is a non-profit organisation providing farmers with the tools, knowledge, and plants necessary to adapt in a changing climate. Together with our importing partners Caravela, we are donating €0.50c from every kilogram of TEAMWORK Seasonal Espresso to support their work.

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This lot is made up of coffees from 11 smallholder farmers from the Hacienda El Quebradon. El Quebradon is the name given to the area covering the municipality of Palestina, where 20 coffee growers are focused on producing the highest quality coffee. Formerly a rubber trading hub, the Hacienda was established in 1860 by wealthy landowner Lorenzo Cuellar. After his passing, the land was inherited by his 16 siblings who in turn, started selling off land to settlers who were arriving in the region looking to start their own coffee farms.

Today, Palestina is known to produce some of the best coffee in Huila, helped by high altitudes and shade from plantain and cedar trees. Here, farmers benefit from two harvest cycles per year, which means it’s possible to find freshly harvested coffee from this region year-round. With notes of butterscotch, fresh fig and prunes, this coffee has a medium body, lots of sweetness and flavours that pair with milk beautifully.