ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Finca Las Mariposas located in the Huila region is actually Cafetals very own experimental farm. It is located in the little town of Bruselas-pitalito. This 3 hectare farm is home to 18,000 trees and is being used to develop new and exciting exotic coffees in collaboration with our neighbour and coffee guru Jose Ordonez.
This coffee in particular goes through a rather unique and experimental processing method of a 48 hour fruit fermentation with water first( meaning the beans are fermented with the cherry on), followed by a 28 hour fermentation pulped (meaning the coffee has been pulped but will still have some musillage and skin on the coffee), then fully washed (removing any excess skin, musillage, leaving only the clean green beans), then lastly dried. This Finca Las Mariposas farm sits at 1700 masl and this coffee in particular is produced with the Castillo Varietal.
You can expect a very interesting Colombian coffee out of this, featuring sweet like panela and chocolate notes with a lemony like acidity and a syrupy finish.
About the Huila Region
The department of Huila is located in the southwest of Colombia. It is a more rural region than Cauca, and it is known for the quality of its coffee. Huila is one of the largest coffee-producing regions in the country. This department has optimal conditions for producing excellent coffee, with a combination of rich soil and good geography.
Coffee farming within the region is almost all small-scale, with farmers typically owning an average 1.5 hectares of land. These small farms are tended by individual families, with labour very rarely contracted out, which leads to more thorough and intensive management practices and great pride in the final product (which is often seen as a representation of the family).
ABOUT THIS ROASTER
Our goal at Cafetal is to bridge the gap between the coffee growers, the coffee drinkers and every step in between. Connecting people to origin since May 2020, Cafetal was created as a platform to showcase the many faces of Colombian coffee. From the various regions and farms of Colombia we are able to hand pick the best coffees to exhibit the country’s diverse profiles and qualities, allowing them to be the sole hero of every batch and blend we roast. Since our coffee is bought through direct trade, we are able to build strong relationships with the farmers. Collaborating with them each harvest to improve the quality of their product paying and them a premium for it. We roast in our solar powered warehouse with confidence that our coffee is sustainable through every step of its journey.
Thanks to our close working relationship with our green coffee supplier and our connection to origin we are able to bridge the divide between coffee drinkers and the farms their coffee comes from. Sharing our understanding of coffee growing, processing, and roasting we hope to help our customers develop their appreciation and understanding of their coffee’s journey from farm to cup.