This coffee from the Urbano brothers represents classic Colombian cup characteristics to me – lots of bright citrus fruit notes. Expect a lively orange acidity with hints of cherry, almond on the nose leading to a milk chocolate finish. This, along with the other upcoming Colombian arrivals, represent perfect spring time coffees.
Luis Albeiro has been only growing coffee for the past 5 years in Narino on his 3 ha farm where he has the variety Colombia planted. Luis has managed to sell his coffee through the cooperative Cosurca as his brother Fredy Urbano is a member of the Asproa growers group based in Argelia, Cauca who are members of Cosurca. Through this connection it has allowed Luis the opportunity to sell his coffee to new markets and it be recognised for the quality he produces.The Cooperative Cosurca who have been established in Timbio, Cauca for 25 years and are committed to helping the communities prosper in this region. The Cooperative have several programs with a real focus especially on empowering their members with education and training. On the farm the coffee is planted among banana and fruit trees which help to provide shade. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand-picked every 8 days and then pulped on the same day of collection. The coffee is then left to ferment for 12-15 hours in concrete tanks before then being washed and then dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days.