Colombia Huila Angelo Eduardo Sosa Tabi Natural
Cupping Notes: red fruit tones, floral, a bit of citrus, traditional Huila undertones (jammy, nutty and chocolatey).
The beans are from a farm called Alto Cielo, located in El Cogollo a community within the municipality of Gigante in the department of Huila, Colombia.
Angelo Eduardo Sosa is the owner and has managed his family’s 25-acre farm for the last 20 years. He is proud of being a student of coffee who continues to learn something new every day. He learned a great deal from his father who was also a coffee farmer and he hopes to pass on his knowledge and passion for coffee to his 3 sons.
Angelo harvests cherry at Alto Cielo and then takes the cherry to the lower and drier elevations of Garzón where he has more control over the delicate natural process. Angelo collaborates with an exporting company called Inconexus to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen his family’s livelihood.
This is a single strain Arabica coffee, Tabi – a strain created by crossing a couple different Arabicas: Typica, Bourbon and Timor Hybrid. Bred for its taste and disease resistance. Although I am not sure we have had a Tabi coffee before, it is very well suited to this natural processing.