Colombia Urrao Jhon Alexander
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This offering from Jhon Alexander comes from the Urrao, Antioquia region of Colombia. It is fresh and fruity with a distinct honey like sweetness. There is also a floral component that is reminiscent of hibiscus tea.
This farm is planted in a local heirloom they call "Chiroso", thought to be a regression of Caturra that was then transplanted throughout the region, one neighbor passing seed along to the next. Most farms have it mixed in with the rest of their Caturra and Variedad Colombia trees, but Alexander's 4 hectare farm is planted 100% in this unique variety. Chiroso often expresses complex floral and tea flavors, and clean fruited notes. His farm, "Las Estrellas", has about 4 hectares of coffee planted, and he produces fully-washed coffee, a small pulper being used to remove the cherry, fermenting with water, and then drying on a raised bed that has a top which slides on and off depending on weather