Single Estate Coffee - COLOMBIA, La Inmaculada, Valle de Cauca...
Producer: Holguin Family.
Growing altitude: 1750-2050m above sea level.
Botanical variety: Sudan Rume.
Tasting notes: Sugarcane, cherry, honey, blackberry flavours.
Roast date: 28 April, 2022
In 2010, the Holguin family, after long years of experience in the agriculture field, decided to embark in a coffee journey. For more than 80 years they had been involved in the production of sugar cane in the region of Valle del Cauca and Palm oil trees in the region of Nariño.
Only 20 minutes away from Cali, in a small town called Pichindé located in the Andes mountains, they decided to make use of an untouched forest which they always had on the family farm. The location was perfect to grow coffee; weather, altitude, rainfall etc… They started with 5.12 hectares and today, 9 years later, they have around 50 hectares of which 30 are planted and the rest is kept as natural forest.
These 50 hectares are divided into four different farms located in the same region, but in different areas thus having different climate conditions. Those farms are El Jardin, Las Nubes, Monserrat and Inmaculada Concepcion. In those farms are planted some of the rarest and most special coffees like Rume Sudan, Eugenoides, Laurina and Gesha.
Discovered in 1940, the Sudan Rume variety of which this coffee originates from, was once found in a wild state in the forests of the inter tropical mountains of Marsabit in the Boma Plateau in Africa, in the south east of Sudan.
Known for its hardy resistance to the coffee cherry disease, Sudan Rume is often used as a breeding variety. Another mutation with Bourbon, it's low-yielding and bursting with tropical fruit flavors
Is an exceptionally rare coffee with a beautiful flavor profile. As the harvest can be incredibly small, this coffee is a classic case of quality over quantity.