Helemile Muñoz / Colombia - WashedRegular price $17.00
This lot from Helemile Muñoz starts off with smooth sweetness reminiscent of red velvet cake and the rounded brightness of watermelon. As the cup cools, notes of red fruit and spices come mature and remind us of Campari. The body of this cup balances itself between subtle maturity and smooth simplicity, comforting yet complex. This coffee is the perfect companion for any festive activities on a cozy day.
|Flavor Notes:||Red Velvet / Watermelon / Campari|
|Region:||San Agustín, Huila
Helemile Muñoz owns Esperanza farm and is a longtime member of the small-but-mighty group of growers called Asocicación Los Naranjos.
Asociación Los Naranjos was founded by a tight-knit group of farmers in the area surrounding the town of San Agustín, Huila. Despite the small size of the farms—2.5 hectares or less, on average—and the fact that most producers grow fewer than 12,000 trees, the coffees coming from Los Naranjos have consistently been some of the best and brightest on the cupping table, year after year. The farmers also have a very close kinship with one another and share information easily among their fellow growers: The overall philosophy among Los Naranjos is that anything that improves the lot for one producer can improve the lot for all—which also means that individual discipline and attention to detail on the small farms can have a very strong impact on the group.
These days, Los Naranjos's producers are relying more and more on a combination of modern technology such as pH and Brix meters, along with traditional and sustainable methods of farming that have been passed down through the generations of their families.