Luz Mila Mazabuel
Producer // Luz Mila Mazabuel
Country // Colombia
Region // Pedregal
Cultivar // Caturra
Process // Wet-Process
Elevation // 1,900 Meters
Tasting Notes // Blood Orange, Currant, Sturdy
Cup Characteristics: A sturdy mouthfeel helps pronounce the intense flavor and aromatics of blood orange. Through the lengthy finish are sweet notes of jammy currants.
Sourcing information: Colombia has always been one of our favorite origins. The coffees that come from there tend to have a classic flavor profile that is rooted in sweetness above all else. This creates a profound accessibility for these coffees, which is why Colombia has been one of the leaders of the specialty coffee market since the beginning.
The Andes Mountain range passes through Colombia like a vein. If you follow it across the whole country you will also follow the best areas for coffee production. The further south you go the closer to the Pacific Ocean you go.
Most of the lots from Colombia we purchased this year have been from single villages where the growers transport their freshlypicked cherry from the foothills to a community washing station where the coffee is processed and blended with the other local farmers. This creates a very unique and powerful sense of place for a specific region or town. When we taste something so unique like this lot, it begs the question of what is different.
Luz Mila Mazabuel isn’t a town or the local name for the specific area of foothills where they grow their coffee; it’s the name of the woman in Pedregal who grew and processed this coffee. Using her hand-cranked Gallo depulper and a crop of Caturra, Mazabuel produced this lot that stopped us in our tracks.
Her farm is a modest 4 hectares at 1900 meters in the Andes. Her crop was small this year, weighing in at 10 bags, and we feel very fortunate to be able to offer her entire lot this year.