Colombia Cundinamarca District Lot
Cundinamarca has 15 provinces and 116 municipalities mainly situated within the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. The coffee here is picked by the smallholders and generally washed and dried on the farm, often at high altitudes on steep slopes, or brought to a nearby beneficiary for processing. It will then be collected at the dry mill or cooperative headquarters for cupping, scoring and sorting for export.
Due to the many microclimates and changing weather patterns, there is often fresh coffee cropping throughout the year, though generally this is split across the main and mitaca (or ‘fly’) crops. Global warming has seen a significant change across Colombia, bringing challenges to some areas and opportunities to others. Earthquakes and landslides have featured in the coffee areas, but the commitment to quality there remains high.
Country | Colombia
Department | Cundinamarca
Province | Tequendama Municipalities La Mesa, Apulo, Cachipay, El Colegio, Quipile and Viotá
Farm | Various small farmers
Altitude | 1300 -1800 masl
Varieties | Typica, Colombia, Caturra
Harvest | October – December, April – June
Process | Washed
SCAA score | 84