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Colombia Huila Competition Mirador 250g

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Coffee
£7.50

Nectarine, raspberry, juicy acidity, medium body, medium roast.

For many years now we have held competitions in the two areas from where we buy most of our Colombian coffee, Huila and Nariño.

The premium paid to all the winners helps to pay off mortgages, build new houses and invest in farm maintenance and equipment.

Over the last year we haven’t been able to travel to hold the competitions and taste the coffees and have relied on our team of one – Lucia – on the ground in Colombia to select all the coffees for us. Octavio Rueda has been successful in our competition for a long time now and over the last few years we have bought his coffee alongside our event, paying the same premium as the winning coffees.

This year we have bought all our coffee from Huila this way. We have known Octavio for well over a decade and have seen his farm develop over that time and learnt so much from him about coffee growing.

There are many challenges in coffee; we have discussed previously the Roya or Coffee Rust Disease problem (a fungus which attacks the leaves of the trees limiting the amount of photosynthesis and sometimes killing the tree) which has been causing many problems around the coffee growing regions.

In Octavio's words, Roya had him against the ropes in the last couple of years, and he has had to be vigilant and experimental with the controls he has been using. In addition to Roya, there is also difficulty getting enough people to help pick the coffee during the harvest season in this part of Huila.

Coffee, like most fruit production, requires harvesting once a year and is often done by migrant labour who specialise in this kind of work, travelling through the coffee areas of Colombia. Travel this year has been exceptionally difficult and luckily El Mirador is not a big farm, so Octavio and his family can get through the picking with some local help. It makes for heavy work and long days to get the cherry picked and then processed carefully. We have three varietals from El Mirador this year – Pink Bourbon, Bourbon Rayado (stripey) and Castillo. They have different riffs on the stone and berry fruit flavour profile.

Keep a look out in the description for which one is on the counter!

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Colombia Huila Competition Mirador 250g
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