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painted image of an elderly blacksmith.  The blacksmith is at an anvil pounding a piece of hot metal with a hammer, and holding it with tongs.  He is in a room with wagon wheels and a hot coal fire.  The words "COLOMBIA TOLIMA FAMILA ENCISO" are written across the bottom of the image.
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Colombia Tolima Famila Enciso



Maple Syrup, Plum, Honey, Fudge

TITLE: Colombia Tolima Familia Enciso Washed
COUNTRY: Colombia
REGION: Gaitania, Planadas, Tolima
FARM: Finca Roma / Tres Rayas
FARMER/GROWER: Enciso Family
VARIETIES: Caturra, San Bernardo
ALTITUDE: 1800-1900 m.a.s.l.
GRADE: Excelso

CUPPING NOTES: Maple syrup in fragrance, dark fruits in aroma, flavors of honey, plum, blueberry pie, aftertaste of melon with a bright green grape acidity, heavy body and fudgie mouthfeel.

The extended Enciso family is composed of over 75 individuals, almost all of whom
grow coffee in the surrounding area. In 2017, after 15 years as coffee producers, the family came together to set-up a small community wet-mill on their farm La Roma, purchasing parchment and cherries from neighboring farms. The area has many local indigenous farmers from the Nasa tribe who also deliver coffee to the wet mill at Finca La Roma. The younger generation of the Enciso family have focused on strict processing and quality control, with three members of the family being licensed Q Graders. This attention to detail and quality shows in the cup with great sweetness, clarity and complexity. Gaitania is known for harvesting a lesser-known variety locally called San Bernardo, a natural dwarfed Typica mutation with bright acidity and rich chocolate notes. San Bernardo is likely very similar to the Pache cultivar from Central America.


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