Lot 1a: CGLE Tricolor, Hybrid Washed

Why this name?:

The Colombian soccer team is commonly known as the "tricolor". The Tricolor is recognized for bringing together the passion of all Colombians and being an instrument of union.

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:1a
Opening Bid:$18.00/lb
Weight:53 lbs
Producer Cupping Notes:Fragrance and aroma: Strawberries, nutela, orange blossom, red apple, and melon. Taste and aftertaste: Maple honey, raspberry, red grapes, cocoa, flroal, peach, refreshing residual, elegant and silky body, and juicy malic acidity.

Coffee details


Fermentation: The fermentation process for this lot in known at our farm as a hybrid since it starts with a fermentation in whole cheries in open tanks for 25 hours and then pass to a pulper machine. Once this process is finished the beans go through a second fermentation in mucilage with the presence of oxigen for 38 hours.

Drying Method: Dehydration in mechanical dryers for 12 hours at a temperature of 38°C then the cherries are moved to a terrace with african beds for 10 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: 1340MM/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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