Caturra Natural – Data Sheet
– Coffee Name: Caturra Natural
– Grade: Excelso
– Country: Colombia
– Region: Palestina, Huila
– Farm: El Mirador
– Altitude: 1.680 m.a.s.l
– Varieties: Caturra
– Drying: Sun-dried under Canopies
– Processing: Natural
– Notes: Plums, Chocolate and Red Fruits
– SCA Score: >87
This lot of Caturra Natural is harvested and produced by El Mirador, located in the town of Palestina in Huila, Colombia, owned by Elkin Guzman. The farm includes a broad collection of varieties such as Catiope, Mokka, Gesha, Bourbon, Caturra, and Tabi, which is a variety developed and released in 2020 in Colombia by Cenicafe by crossing the varietals; Bourbon, Typica, and the Timor Hybrid.
In the world of differentiated coffees, Elkin and his team have been experimenting and evaluating variables that help improve the quality of the coffees they handle to offer an excellent drink for coffee consumers worldwide for more than 13 years.
The area of the farm is 31 hectares, with sandy-loam and clay-loam soils with good organic matter conditions that aid in the excellent nutrition of their coffee trees. El Mirador is managed under semi-shade systems to optimize temperature regulation and the effect of photosynthesis in coffee plantations.
Caturra Natural Process
With the Caturra Natural, the coffee selected for this process goes through sieves to be selected by hand, removing underripe or overripe cherries, being very selective with the highest quality fruit to start the process.
After selection and sorting, the cherries are taken directly to the drying station, where it can take between 25 to 32 days, having it in thin layers and moving it frequently to give it a homogeneous drying, then it is packed in grain-pro bags to avoid moisture loss and to preserve sensory attributes.