Colombia – Monte Bonito (COTM)

£6.70£25.60

Coffee of the month – donating a portion of each sale to The Long Table, helping to fund free meals for those in most need. Learn more from our news article Proudly supporting The Long Table

TASTING NOTES

sweet mandarin | orange blossom | cane sugar | caramel finish

Clear

  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    What's your grind?

    Coarse grind, Fine grind, Whole bean

    Bag Size

    1 Kg, 250g, 500g

    Farm

    Monte Bonito

    Cup Score

    84.5

    Altitude (masl)

    1700

    Process

    Washed

    Varietal

    Castillo, Colombia, Caturra

  • Meet the farmer

    Meet the farmer

    On the road between Manizales and Honda sits the small town of Monte bonito that border the slopes of the Cerro
    Bravo and has a population of less than a thousand inhabitants. The town still holds onto the traditions of the
    campesinos and allows a view into the history of life as farmers in the high Andes of Colombia.

    The town has a tumultuous history being heavily affected by the civil war and three times was taken over by the FARC in its
    past. Most of the coffee growers from this region, are very small with only between 1 – 3 hectares with 89 associates
    in this group. They are responsible for full management of the farm and will pick the coffee themselves only asking
    for help from their neighbours when needed.

    During the harvest the coffee is picked, depulped and left to ferment for between 16 to 18 hours. Next day the coffee is then washed and is ready for drying. Some of them have ´´Eldas¨
    (on the roof of the house), some others ¨carros quindianos´´ (drying beds with a rail system ) the rest have a
    parabolic tents for drying the coffee for between 10 -14 days depending on the climate.

    After this the coffee will then be delivered to the Manizales Cooperative collection point in the town. Here it is assessed and separated according to quality, where the producers receive extra payment for good quality. There is also an extra premium for producers who deliver the coffee to the Cooperative below 11% moisture.

    From the collection point the coffee then travels to the cooperative warehouse in Manizales where it is stored. After this the coffee is then milled and prepped for shipment.

You may also like…