Colombia El Carmen (Decaf Espresso)
In an effort to address the challenges faced by coffee producer groups in the Pitalito municipality of Huila, Colombia, Raw Material launched Red Associations, of which El Carmen is the first member. Red Associations exists to help farmers achieve the goals of stable and sustainable prices for community coffee lots through improved quality control, shared knowledge, and a connection to the specialty coffee market.
With the new infrastructure in place, Raw Material will pay individual farmers a minimum fixed price for dry parchment coffee they produce through a community lot, a price which results in double the household income of a typical coffee producing family. ‘Red’ in Spanish means ‘network’, representing the producers and roasters working together to create a sustainable value chain.
This is a clean and well-balanced decaf espresso, with lovely notes of raisin and hazelnut.
Producer Various Smallholders
Origin Huila, Colombia
Varietal Caturra, Castillo
Processing Fully Washed. CO2 Decaf.
Altitude 1400-2100 masl
Profile Raisin, Hazelnut, Balanced
105 - RAISIN
90 - HAZELNUT
X6 - DECAF