La Tierra Adentro

This coffee was bought from importer Red Fox Coffee Merchants.

Here’s more from them about this coffee, La Tierra Adentro, which means “the earth inside” in Spanish:

Deep in the interior of Colombia’s department of Cauca lies the province of Inzá, known in Colombia as La Tierra Adentro. On a good day, it is a two
hour drive from Popayán and La Plata in either direction, but frequent mud- slides and road closures mean it’s often not easily accessible. On clear days in the village of Inzá, one can see straight up to the Nevado del Huila, the high- est volcano in Colombia. The famous Paez river runs east through the valley, connecting Cauca and Huila. Very little coffee is grown below 1750 masl with a great portion growing at 1900 masl. Caturra, Castillo, and Typica are found in the region, with Caturra being the dominant variety.

The coffee producers of Inzá were in many ways the original inspiration and motivation for the creation of Red Fox Coffee Merchants. Aleco’s twelve-year relationship with the Asorcafe Producers’ Association of Inzá has been reward- ed with success in quality and new discoveries. Red Fox buys coffees from three main villages or counties within the Inzá municipality — Pedregal, San Antonio, and the town of Inzá. Each village is often composed of just a handful of families with no more than 20-30 hectares dedicated to growing coffee. When volume allows, we bulk by family or by individual producer.

Asorcafe was founded in 2004 by ten coffee growers who were tired of selling their coffee to parchment buyers who only offered prices below the national market. Asorcafé exudes an entrepreneurial spirit as they have become leaders of their coffee growing region. Asorcafé, in conjunction with private and state organizations, provides aid to their members including subsidies for domestic economy, education, job training, and healthcare services.

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Additional information

Amount

12 oz. retail bag, 2 lb. bag, 5 lb. bag

Name

La Tierra Adentro

Producers

Asorcafe Producers Association

Origin

Inza, Pedegral y San Antonio, Cauca, Colombia

Altitude

1,750-2,000 meters above sea level

Variety

Caturra, Castillo, Typica

Process

Fully washed

Tasting Notes

White grape juice, rose hips, and a juicy body with a sweet finish