Region: Planadas, Tolima
Variety: Colombia y tabi
Altitude: 1890 mts
Franco is the third generation of coffee producers and has two children. He is interested in reducing the environmental impact by reducing the amount of water used for his washed coffees and is trying extended fermentations according to the weather expecting to improve his quality. Besides the two varieties he has grown (Colombia and Tabi) he is now growing orange Bourbón.
Franco recommends to coffee growers to be as clean as possible with the process and to avoid the coffee reach high temperatures during the fermentation process. He feels motivated to keep participating in Cup of Excellence and wants to invest in the infrastructure of his farm.
|Farm Name||La Altamira 2017|
|Farmer/Rep.||Franco Alexis Garzón Rojas|
|Altitude||1860 – 1900 m.a.s.l.|
|Size (30kg boxes)||13|
|Aroma/Flavor||Yellow fruits, peach, pineapple, cinnamon, red apple, granadilla, pomegranate, molasses, nougat, honeydew melon.|
|Acidity||Soft, citric, grapefruit.|
|Other||Pomegranate, smooth, well structured, clean, delicate, improved on cool, maple syrup, nougat, fig, golden raisin, red apple.|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||859.8|
|High bidders||Campos Coffee|