Lot 3: CGLE Providencia, Natural Anaerobic

Why this name?:

Providencia is a paradisiac island in Colombia. The natives who live there love and respect the mangrove species, the greens of the exuberant vegetation, the blue of the sea and the pure air that is life.

About this varietal:

The varietal was created with a crossing experiment of selected Caturras and Geisha. The main reasons of creating this varietal was to increase the amount of resistances to the coffee rust and also adaptability to dry seasons. The research started in 2011 with a first selection of Caturras planted in Potosi farm and the hybrid result of that selection was planted in the field in 2014. Three years later in the first harvest the cherries were processed to verify the cup and as expected it had a lack of complexity. More than a good cup the team was looking for a difference in the physiology of the trees, production of fresh cherries per tree, etc. Once this second phase was finished and the results were shown the last crossing was done using the geisha varietal previously selected from Cerro Azul farm. The first lot with this new hybrid was planted in 2017 in one of the highest lots in Potosi farm (1860 masl).


Lot Description

Reference Number:3
Opening Bid:$18.00/lb
Weight:132 lbs
Producer Cupping Notes:Fragrance and aroma: Watermelon, orange blossom, panela, and tangerine. Taste and aftertaste: Cocoa, panela, tangerine citrus, orange blossom, strawberry, watermelon, hazelnuts, amaretto, creamy body, and malic acidity.

Coffee details


Fermentation: Cherries are fermented for 160 hours in anaerobic form. During these hours barrels are stored in a temperature control warehouse regulating the temperature at 18 to 19°C.

Drying Method: Dehydration in mechanical dryers for 48 hours at a temperature of 40°C then the cherries are moved to a terrace with african beds for 20 days. We monitored the temperature every 6 hours, if it exceeds the terrace is closed with a movable roof.

Farm details

Farm Elevation: 1400-1860MSNM
Average Rainfall: 1526MM/annual, Humidity: 73%, Temperature: 17°C - 22°C

Producer Story:

Farm name: Potosi

Location: Colombia, Valle de Cauca, Caicedonia

Crop size: 1.0 ha

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