SCA Cup Score: 84.5
Processing: 24hr Fermenation, Washed and Dried on Raised Beds.
Region: Inza Region 1
Growing Altitude: 1700-2200 MASL
Roast Level - Medium
Great For - Espresso
Colombia - Inza Region 1
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The Municipality of Inza in Cauca is an area of land that sits high on a Colombian plateau called the 'Macizo Colombiano'. This area is perfect for growing specialty coffee as altitudes reach over 2000 masl.
This region which has many indigenous inhabitants there is a program called Pazadentro (Peace within) which works within the municipalities of Inza, Paez and Totoro in this corner of Cauca. The program is there supported by the European Union to help promote sustainable production in and improve the socio-economic standards of the inhabitants of these lands. The fund is aimed to help secure peace through small holder agriculture and commerce to which coffee is one. The coffee farmers in this region have received help with training and new equipment to improve their knowledge and quality of coffee production.
This coffee is part of a group that comes from 3 small areas named Calderas, San Andrés and Santa Rosa in Inza. These mainly indigenous inhabitants who are supported by Assist Agriculture. They support them with technical field assistants giving agricultural advice to help with the management of the farms as well as technical post harvest advice. The farmers in this region will have pieced of land form 0.5-2ha planted with various other crops such as legumes, plantain, avocado and orange to provide a natural balance and bring shade to the coffee trees.
Once the coffee is picked the coffee is fermented over night in tanks and then washed and cleaned before then being dried for 7-10 days in a drying tent.