Colombia – 5lb Bulk

We love the lingering citrus and fruity flavors of this variety from Narino, Colombia! It’s great as a classic drip with a medium-body OR brew as V60 for a softer flavor profile!

Please note: bulk coffee is 5lb.

SKU: 5LBCLUN Category:

Description

COUNTRY Colombia
ORIGIN La Union, Nariño
PRODUCER Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible
VARIETY Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
PROCESS Washed
ALTITUDE 1600-2100 masl

STORY Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible (FUDAM) is a 300-member association of organic-certified (and Rainforest Alliance–certified) growers that was founded in the year 2000 by just seven producers who shared a vision of sustainable agriculture as well as environmental protection and development. This group of smallholders lives in and around the small municipality of La Unión in Nariño, where the terrain differs greatly from in other coffee-growing areas like Cauca: Instead of walking up from the town to the farms, as elsewhere, here the towns are at such high elevation that the farms are typically lower elevation, surrounded by high peaks and rough road.

FUDAM’s membership believes firmly in the principles of sustainability that drove them to band together in the first place. When asked recently why the group continues to farm organically despite mounting pressure to rely on chemical inputs, the association’s leadership explained, “This is just how we live, these are our values and our way of life.”

The farmers pick their coffee during the day and depulp it in the afternoon, typically fermenting the lots for 16–24 hours dry. The coffees are generally washed two or three times before being dried either in small “casa elbas,” mechanical dryers, or parabolic dryers. The mechanical drying takes between 25–40 hours, while the other drying structures can take up to 15 days.

Additional information

Grind

Whole Bean, Ground

Brew

The Auto-Drip is the most well-known way to brew coffee; super easy, convenient, and can brew large quantities in a short time!

• We suggest using quality Auto-Drip brewers such as the Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker, or the Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker.
• Since most folks do not own gram scales, the best way to measure dosage is by tablespoons
• An easy to way figure out tablespoons to water ratio for auto-drip: ounces of water being used x .35 tablespoons. (E.g. 35oz water x .35 tablespoons = roughly 11 tablespoons (1 tablespoon of ground coffee = 5 grams)

• Dosage: 50-55g (roughly 11 tablespoons) coffee to 900g water (32oz) (1:18) (yields 32oz, 4 cups)
• Grind: Medium Coarse (like Kosher Salt)
• Filter: Use suggested filter for whatever coffee brewer you are using
• Temp: Machine will auto-set the temp
• Total Time: 3-4 minutes (Depends on machine’s brew setting)

Instructions:
• Measure out water, and pour into water tower
• Add paper filter (if your brewer calls for one)
• Add the correct dose of coffee (for water being used)
• Start brewer, take a shower, flip through a magazine…then enjoy!