Recolectores

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<b>Variety: </b> Castillo, Caturra
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b>  Narino, Colombia
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<b> Producers:</b> Narino Small-holders
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1700-2000m
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<p>This exceptional lot of coffee is the result of a new grower's initiative in Colombia that focuses on a key player in coffee production: the people that pick the cherries. In Colombia, all too often pickers (or 'recolectores') are underpaid and don't receive mandatory benefits like healthcare and pensions - leading many to abandon the job for other work. This project was a collaboration between fifteen small farms that agreed to specially train a team of coffee pickers and guarantee their salary and benefits via commitments from exporters to pay premiums for the harvested crops. It's a system that ensures the workers are compensated fairly and in turn, leads to higher quality lots since the pickers are specially trained. For small farms in the region that don't employ their own workers full time, we hope to see more of this system in the future, and more excellent lots as a result!
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Recolectores is a coffee that's sweet and light - we're tasting notes of sugar cane and a bright zing of lemon, but neither of these flavors overpowers the brew. The cup maintains a composed and mellow profile - one where you can really enjoy the delicate balance of sweetness and acidity at play with surprising clarity. For washed coffee lovers, this is a must try! 
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Tasting Notes: Cane Sugar, Lemon, Delicate

Variety: Castillo, Caturra

Processing: Washed

Origin: Narino, Colombia

Producers: Narino Small-holders

Altitude: 1700-2000m

This exceptional lot of coffee is the result of a new grower's initiative in Colombia that focuses on a key player in coffee production: the people that pick the cherries. In Colombia, all too often pickers (or 'recolectores') are underpaid and don't receive mandatory benefits like healthcare and pensions - leading many to abandon the job for other work. This project was a collaboration between fifteen small farms that agreed to specially train a team of coffee pickers and guarantee their salary and benefits via commitments from exporters to pay premiums for the harvested crops. It's a system that ensures the workers are compensated fairly and in turn, leads to higher quality lots since the pickers are specially trained. For small farms in the region that don't employ their own workers full time, we hope to see more of this system in the future, and more excellent lots as a result!

Recolectores is a coffee that's sweet and light - we're tasting notes of sugar cane and a bright zing of lemon, but neither of these flavors overpowers the brew. The cup maintains a composed and mellow profile - one where you can really enjoy the delicate balance of sweetness and acidity at play with surprising clarity. For washed coffee lovers, this is a must try!

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Anastasia Dementyeva

Denver

Member Since
April '19
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

bright and light

Light roast, but very pleasant on the palate, without too much acidity or sourness that light roast can have sometimes. Would definitely drink, but probably not choose to order. Light color, light body, smells great!

04/21/19

Michael Francisconi

Dillon

Member Since
March '19
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

delicate

I usually drink darker roasts, but this was a lovely weekend treat!

04/22/19

Nicholas Johnson

wesson

Member Since
April '19
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

unique light roast

This was a very good coffee, I could definitely taste the hint of lemon. It's not a roast I would want every day because my preference is darker, but is a great change of pace.

04/22/19