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Ignacio Quintero Colombia

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Deep in the interior of Colombia’s department of Cauca lies the Inza province, known in Colombia as La Tierra Adentro. On a good day, it is a two hour drive from Popayan and La Plata in either direction, but frequent mudslides and road closures mean it is often not easily accessible. On clear days in Inza village, one can see straight up to the Nevado del Huila, the highest volcano in Colombia.

This coffee comes from our friends at Red Fox Coffee Merchants and according to them, is the inspiration and motivation behind the creation of their company. Red Fox’s 12-year relationship with the Asorcafe Producers’ Association of Inza has been rewarded with success in quality and new discoveries. Red Fox buys coffees from three main villages within Inza-Pedregal, San Antonio, and the town of Inza. Each village is often composed of just a handful of families with no more than 20 to 30 hectares dedicated to coffee production.

Coffee Review

95 pts      Aroma: 9    Acidity/Structure: 9   Body: 9    Flavor: 9    Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment: Elegant, bright, rich-toned. Cocoa nib, ginger blossom, plum, pink peppercorn, almond butter in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with vibrant acidity; exceptionally syrupy mouthfeel. Aroma and flavor notes carry intact long into the resonant, flavor-laden finish.

The Bottom Line: A resolutely bright, juicy, deep Colombia cup, transparent in its coherence and thoroughly appealing in its power.

Review by Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, June 2020. Review at Coffee Review.

Ignacio Quintero Colombia

Aroma and Flavor notes: 
Apricot Marmalade. Hibiscus Tea. Candied Ginger.
Pedregal. Cauca Inza. Colombia.
Ignacio Quintero
Caturra. Colombia. Castillo.
Growing elevation: 
1700-2000 Meters

Weight: 12 oz