Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Coocentral is the main coffee growers cooperative in central Huila, and has worked with our importing partner Nordic Approach for years to improve the quality of the coffee and livelihoods of the producers in its programs. Pitayo is a coffee from one of the small-holder members of Coocentral who has received technical assistance and training to increase their coffee's yield and quality. A main difficulty in Huila is drying, due to the amount of rainfall and humidity of the region. Coocentral provides sorting and drying equipment, as well as training on methodologies that can help producers dry their coffees evenly and efficiently - leading to better cups.
Speaking of great cups of coffee - just wait 'till you get a load of these beans! We're getting that juicy berry note Huila is known for right up front, along with some lime-like acidity and light floral tone to round out any rough edges. This is specialty coffee with a capital "S" - the sort of bright, sweet brew that's the envy of third-wave cafes everywhere. We're super excited to be bringing this one home to the club, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!