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Colombia Finca Villa Betulia Natural Caturron 2024

SKU: GEN24CLE
$11.15/lb$724.75/65lb box
  • Flavor: Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Hibiscus, Tart, Watermelon, Sangria
  • Body: Light
  • Acidity: Bright
  • Process: Natural
  • Moisture: 10.70%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 88.5
Cupping Date: Jan '24

Finca Villa Betulia

Luis Anibal Calderon is somewhat of a local celebrity among Colombian coffee farmers. And for good reason. His dedication to preserving his father’s legacy and producing high quality coffee in Huila at Finca Villa Betulia is an inspiring story. This tradition is now passing down to Luis’ son, Yeison, who is taking up the mantle of managing the estate alongside his father. On this idyllic farm that sits high up in the mountains at 1550masl, they nurture over 20 rare and exceptional coffee varieties.

 

What is Catturón?

Finca Villa Betulia is one of a handful of farms that cultivates the incredibly rare and recently discovered Catturón coffee variety. It’s a wild mutation of the Caturra variety that has garnered attention from farmers in Colombia for its unique flavor profile. If that’s not enough, the variety offers strong resistance to leaf rust and a high yield.

 

Further research is still required to fully understand Catturón’s background and potential, but the flavor profile is clear. In the cup, this Catturón microlot’s features a kaleidoscope of fruits like pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, and watermelon. Notes of hibiscus, tart, and sangria complement the round fruitiness of the coffee.

 

Natural process coffee beans

In the natural process, only the ripest coffee cherries are harvested. The entire procedure requires thorough planning because drying naturals is a slow process that can take up to four weeks. Coffee cherries are dried whole, without removing any of the fruit, on raised beds set out in the sun. During this stage, the coffee is turned regularly to increase airflow, support even drying, and prevent spoilage. After the cherries have been dried, they rest in conditioning bins and are only hulled as the shipment time draws near.

 

Colombian Coffee

Over half a million families dedicate their livelihoods to producing unroasted Colombia green coffee on small farms that dot the country’s volcanic mountain ranges. As the world’s third-largest producing country, the volume, quality, and variety that comes out of Colombia year-round is staggering. Coffee from Colombia is never dull, and with 16 coffee-producing regions along three mountain ranges and two harvests each year, Colombia always has fresh coffee on hand. Read more in our Colombian Coffee Origin Report.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Acevedo, Huila

Altitude 1550

PRODUCER:

Yeisson Calderon, Finca Villa Betulia

VARIETY:

Caturron

PROCESSING:

Natural

HARVEST TIME:

September - December