Farm: Eugenio Cantillo
Farm Size: 6 acres
Altitude: 5,500 ft.
Varietals: San Bernardo, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Var. de Colombia
Rainfall: Moderate plus
Soil: Franco Arciloso
Production Method: Washed
Next roast June 10th
The cart for our limited roasts opens the Friday morning
before their roasting date.
bright notes of apple, blueberry and sugar cane with a hint of wintergreen.
We have been periodically enjoying the coffees of La Esperanza, Colombia ever since that farm won first prize in the Colombia 2007 Cup of Excellence. Now comes Isaias Cantillo's younger brother and next door neighbor, Eugenio Cantillo, with a fantastic micro lot of just 300 lbs. from his farm, Aranzazu. It has the same terroir and shares a similar flavor range as La Esperanza. In the photo above left, Eugenio is on the left and Isaias on the right in this photo taken by Alejandro Cadena of Virmax.
Colombian farmers have struggled these past two years to produce the sweet ethereally aromatic coffees they are capable of; the lack of sun amidst unrelenting rains has been merciless. So this lot and three other small lots we have purchased from the Cantillo brothers are all the more welcome after a period of absence.
Eugenio's coffee is composed of the same complex web of Arabica varieties as Isaias. The farms are adjacent and have heavy shade protecting their steep slopes. Aranzazu has seven and a half acres of coffee and five of forest. No herbicides or pesticides are used.
The Farm derives its name from Our Lady of Aranzazu, reputed to have first appeared Lady of Aranzazu first appeared in the late fifteenth century in Northern Spain. In Basque aranzazu means "you in the thorns."
In the photo above the farm profile, also by Alejandro Cadena, we see Eugenio and his family, including Micaela, the farm's resident Kinkajou. It loves very ripe coffee cherries; the next producer of Kopi Luwak? We hope not!
Orders must be placed by 7:00am (Eastern Time) on their roasting date.
We open the cart availability for each limited edition roast on the Friday before the date of roasting. ~ Thanks!
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