Both of Five Points' South American lots are grown in the Pitalito region of Huila, Colombia. Situated between two mountain ranges, the topography promotes temperatures and humidity levels which are beneficial to the maturing coffee cherries. The remarkable sweetness produced in this region garnered the attention of our green buying team in early 2016. These small harvests continue to impress us, and both the Montserrate and Hacienda lots are beautiful examples of the richness and depth the region can present.
Following cherry selection and wet-milling in Pitalito, beans are transported to the Traviesa cold-mill in Manizales, Colombia. This advanced quality control facility is designed for sorting, packing, and storing of specialty coffee. On a recent visit to the mill, our sourcing team witnessed a stunning array of mechanical and optical sorting methods used to process this lot. At every step - from the producer, mill, export, and roaster - our coffee is treated with tremendous care and respect. Enjoy!
FINCA MONSERRATE - COLOMBIA
Tasting Notes: Almond brittle, milk chocolate, juicy citrus
Producer: Eduardo Lopéz
Variety: Caturra and Tabi
Elevation: 1700 MASL
LA HACIENDA - COLOMBIA
Tasting Notes: butterscotch, creamy malt, white grape
Producer: Segundo Omar Cuaran
Variety: Colombia and Caturra
Elevation: 1500 MASL
About: Segundo Omar Cuaran and his family cultivate their coffee on 6 hectares of land. Five Points partnered with Segundo's farm to bring you their entire 2017 harvest.