Importer Notes | This honey processed coffee comes from an indigenous group in a nearby region called Aponte, just east of Buesaco town. The people of Aponte are Inga, a pre-Colombian ethnic group related to the Incas, their native tongue being Inga Kichwa.
This is a protected reservation, and as such, they have their own government and are generally outside the Colombian government’s reach. Aponte is located in a misty paramó region around 1900 meters above sea level and the farmers in this growing region produce mainly Caturra an Variedad Colombia, the latter being a disease resistant hybrid.
Six different growers contributed to this sizable, 45 bag lot of coffee. The land where the coffee is grown is owned by the community, but each producer is in charge of specific plots and can sell the coffee they produce.
Honey Processing is a processing method where the coffee cherry and some of the fruit is mechanically removed, leaving behind a thin layer of fruit which is then laid out on raised beds to dry. Drying can take more than 2 weeks, the prolonged exposure to the coffee fruit causing a very subtle and slow fermentation to occur, and often imparts fruit-like flavors in the coffee itself. This lot is definitely of the “fruit forward” variety, and will surely win over fans of wilder dry processed coffees from Latin America and even Ethiopia.Mail Order | Orders placed before 8am Tuesday ship Wednesday. Orders placed before 8am Thursday ship Friday. Local Delivery* | Orders placed before 8am Tuesday are delivered Wednesday. Orders placed before 8am Thursday will be delivered Friday. *Local delivery includes 75701, 75702 & 75703 within Loop 49.