Colombia South 2008

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92.39

Rank: 1
Farmer/Rep.: Eduardo Valencia
Altitude: 1800
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 27
City: Chachagui
Region: Nariño
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- brown sugar (11), sugar cane (11), lavender (9), fruits (8), peach (6), butter (5), stone fruits (5), citrus (5), vanilla (4), orange cocoa (4), sweet tobacco (2), green apple (2), savory (2). Flavor- complex (20), red wine (11), sugar cane cake (10), strawberry (2), jasmine (8), black currant (7), sweet citric (7), red currant (6), watermelon (4), tamarind (3), orange (3), hibiscus (3), rose hips (2). Mouthfeel- long lasting aftertaste (20), complex (20), rich (13), elegant (13), syrupy (9), juicy (8), velvety (6), butter (5), soft (5).
Acidity: sweet (19), clean (22), bright (20), lively (14), Multi dimensional (13), wine (5), grape juice (4), clean and bright (2)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : 95% Caturra 5% Colombia
Coffee Growing Area: 12
Farm Size: 47
High bid: 16.20
Total value: 67501.14
High bidders: Kyokuto Fadie Corporation

91.61

Rank: 2
Farmer/Rep.: Derley Diaz Osorio
Altitude: 1700
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 18
City: Planadas
Region: Tolima
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- sweet (17), complex (14), fruit (13), melon (10), apricot (10), chestnut (10), berries (8), tobacco (4), chocolate (4), citric (4), toast (4), figs (3), jasmine (3), vanilla (3), sweet almond (3). Flavor- complex (16), caramel (15), chocolate (11), lemon (11), honey (10), spice (8), marmalade (8), red wine (7), blueberry (6), apricot (6), orange (4), red apple (4), almond (3), plum (3), flowers (2) . Mouthfeel- smooth (20), creamy (18), rich (17), elegant (13), round (10), soft (10), velvety (7), bold (6), citric (6), viscous (5), crisp (3).
Acidity: Citric (16), crispy (16), Very consistent all the way through (16), multi dimensional (14),brilliant (12), sweet (12), malic (3), sweet lemon (3), grape like (2)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: 5
Farm Size: 13
High bid: 9.60
Total value: 26667.12
High bidders: Maruyama Coffee for Mikatajuku group, Inoue Coffee, Cafe Amor Perfecto, Orsir Coffee

91.05

Rank: 3
Farmer/Rep.: Javier Rubio
Altitude: 1600
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 19
City: Planadas
Region: Tolima
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- floral (18), honey (10), jasmine (9), citric (8), coffee flower (7), vanilla (5), stone fruit (5), sweet chocolate (5), grape juice (4), marzipan (3), raspberry (2). Flavor- citric (17), complex (13), honey fresh (9), marmalade (8), jasmine (8), vanilla (7), blackberry (5), caramel (4), lemon (4), black currant (4), tea like (4), butter (4), green apple (4), fruity (3), intense (3). Mouthfeel- creamy (14), smooth (12), lasting (10), silky (9), transparent (6), savory (2).
Acidity: delicate (17), Notably clean and transparent (17), sweet (13), clean (10), complete (10), lemon (9), crisp (8), vibrant (6), multi dimensional (3)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : 50% Caturra 40% Colombia 10% Typica
Coffee Growing Area: 4
Farm Size: 9
High bid: 9.35
Total value: 27415.58
High bidders: Marubeni Corporation

89.93

Rank: 4
Farmer/Rep.: Ninfa Cardona Sandoval
Altitude: 1800
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 16
City: Ibague
Region: Tolima
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- chocolate (22), sugar cane (10), honey (7), caramel (7), cherry (7), stone fruits (6), toast (6), nuts (5), sweet orange (4), fruity (3), spices (3), melons (2), cinnamon (2). Flavor- dark chocolate (12), red winey (10), sweet grapefruit (8), almond (7), blueberry (5), honey (5), toast (4), apricot (4), marzipan (3), herbal (2), melon (2). Mouthfeel- smooth (14), round (13), viscous (10), creamy (8), intense (8), full (6), mellow (5), big body (6), elegant (6).
Acidity: , sweet citrus (15), Well balanced (15), lively (12), bright (11), fruity (7), sharp and sweet (3)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : 50% Caturra 50% Colombia
Coffee Growing Area: 4
Farm Size: 4
High bid: 9.05
Total value: 22346.05
High bidders: UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.

89.70

Rank: 5
Farmer/Rep.: Lisandro Quilcue
Altitude: 1650
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 17
City: Planadas
Region: Tolima
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- intense chocolate (14), flowers (13), honey (11), vanilla (10), caramel (10), sugar cane (9), papaya molasses (8), stone fruit (8), citrus (5), biscuit (3). Flavor- chocolate (16), orange (12), honey (12), stone fruit (7), black currant (4), mandarin tangerine (4), vanilla (4), nuts (4), peaches (3), apricot (3), grape fruit (2) . Mouthfeel- soft (15), creamy (14), smooth (14), round (8), lingering (3), elegant (3), smooth pleasant (3), straightforward (2).
Acidity: citric (22), fruit (12), lemony (5), juicy (4), Great from hot to cold consistent
Processing system: Processing
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: 3
Farm Size: 3
High bid: 10.00
Total value: 26235.01
High bidders: Saza Coffee Co. Ltd.

88.68

Rank: 6
Farmer/Rep.: Juan Ramon Giraldo Giraldo
Altitude: 1600
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 16
City: Genova
Region: Quindio
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- citric (14), fruity (13), floral (13), red wine (11), ripe fruit (7), honey (5), orange (5), raisins (5), cocoa (4), savory tobacco (2). Flavor- sweet (16), complex (13), sweet fruit (13), red wine (12), citric (10), honey (6), cherry (6), spicy (3), chocolate (3), plums (3), chestnut (3), tea like (2), vanilla (2), pineapple (1). Mouthfeel-velvety (13), creamy (12), rich (8), lasting (8), buttery (4).
Acidity: clean (16), lively (12), citric (9), lemon butter (3), lingering (3)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : 50% Caturra 50% Colombia
Coffee Growing Area: 17
Farm Size: 18
High bid: 7.70
Total value: 19012.67
High bidders: Times Club for C-COOP

88.64

Rank: 7
Farmer/Rep.: Campo Elias Ortega
Altitude: 2000
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 19
City: Samaniego
Region: Nariño
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- flowery (15), honey (10), jasmine (7), nutty (3), red apple (3) butter (2), anise (2). Flavor- sugar candy (12), honey (10) , caramel (9), cherry (9), chocolate (8), citric marmalade (8), almond (4), marzipan (1). Mouthfeel- syrupy (14), clean (11), smooth (10), creamy (9), lasting (6), complete (6), sweet (6), savory (5).
Acidity: delicate (17), citric (13), bright (7), white winey (3)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: 0.7
Farm Size: 0.7
High bid: 7.85
Total value: 23017.36
High bidders: Wataru for Ogawa Coffee

87.50

Rank: 8
Farmer/Rep.: Franco Alvaro Gomez
Altitude: 1764
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 16
City: San Lorenzo
Region: Nariño
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- chocolate (11), floral (9), citrus (6), tobacco (5), jasmine (3), apple (2), sweet potato (2), apricot (2), vanilla (2). Flavor- dark chocolate (13), nuts (8), stone fruit (3), raisin (3), apple (3), jasmine (2), tangerine (2), berries (2), delicate (2), black berry (2), cocoa (2). Mouthfeel- velvety (7), dense (7), delicate (5).
Acidity: citric (9), lively (7), orange peel (4), crisp (3)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : 80% Caturra 20% Colombia
Coffee Growing Area: 1.48
Farm Size: 1.5
High bid: 7.60
Total value: 18765.75
High bidders: Bewleys Ltd

87.18

Rank: 9
Farmer/Rep.: Florencio Lasso Mendez
Altitude: 1780
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 31
City: San Antono
Region: Tolima
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma – fruity (13), vanilla (8), hazelnut (5), lemon (4), pepper (4), cocoa (3), clove (3), blueberry (2). Flavor- bitter cocoa (8), lemon (6), black currant (6), green apple (3), lime (2), bitter almond (2), orange (2). Mouthfeel- velvety (13), intense (7), soft (5), lasting (4).
Acidity: bright (11), lively (8), lemon (8), crisp (6), brilliant (6)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : 60% Caturra 40% Colombia
Coffee Growing Area: 6
Farm Size: 12
High bid: 6.55
Total value: 31335.4
High bidders: Nippon Coffee Trading Co.,Ltd for Doi Coffee

86.73

Rank: 10
Farmer/Rep.: Elver Pineda
Altitude: 1750
Country: Colombia South
Year: 2008
Size (30kg boxes): 17
City: Planadas
Region: Tolima
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: Aroma- nuts (8), cedar (5), spicy (5), brown sugar (4), tobacco (4), tomato (3), blossoms (3), fruity (2). Flavor- big nuts (8), dried fruit (6), jasmine (4), red wine (3), cashews (3), prune (3), rose hip (2), honey (2), stone fruit (2), grape (2), blueberry (2), sweet plum (2). Mouthfeel- soft (7), round (6), refreshing (5), solid (5), buttery (5), juicy (3).
Acidity: sweet (8), juicy (7), grape like (3), strong finish (3)
Processing system: Processing
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: 10
Farm Size: 12
High bid: 7.45
Total value: 19545.08
High bidders: Kaffebrenneriet as