Region: Chimborazo - Cauca, Colombia
Producer: CENCOIC Cooperative
Process: Fully washed
Variety: Castillo, Bourbon, Typica
Notes: Blood orange, stone fruit, milk chocolate, juicy, vibrant
While “peace” isn’t typically found on flavor wheels or listed as one of a coffee’s tasting notes, it’s resoundingly present in our Colombian coffee offerings from the country’s Cauca region. Following 50 years of conflict, the country is in the middle of a historic peace process, supported in part by its robust coffee industry. To help encourage this progress, Sparrows works closely with Coffee for Peace, a coalition of coffee farmers and market allies. CFP works to ensure economic stability in historic conflict zones through coffee, by aiding farmers with business development, trade facilitation, and coffee quality improvement. We currently source all of our Caucan coffees through Coffee for Peace and the farmers supported by the organization.
Our current Caucan offering is a blend of lots from the region’s Chimborazo municipality, regarded for its juicy stone fruit flavors and sweet citrus vibrancy. To compile this blend of lots, CFP worked with the CENCOIC cooperative, who supports indigenous coffee producers, and advocates for their political and land rights. In the cup, this coffee is big and full-bodied, with the bright juiciness you commonly find in a blood orange.