Tasting Profile: Green Apple. Lemon, Milk Chocolate, Nougat, Roasted Almond, Toffee and Vanilla
Grower: Mario Roberto Sosa, Los Laureles II
Variety: Bourbon Caturra
Altitude: 1350-1550 M
Soil Type: Volcanic Loam
Process: Fully washed and sun dried.
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Mario Roberto Sosa founded his transportation business in 1947 with the purchase of a truck, and followed that up by establishing a successful family life with Raquel Lopez and their seven sons. In 1966 Mario and Raquel started growing coffee and in 1972 established Los Laureles II coffee. This coffee offers a unique composition of traditional and modern cultivars. An iconic blend of Pache, Caturra, Bourbon, Maragogype, Gesha, Anacafe, and Marsellesa, this flavorful coffee has delighted customers for generations.
Recently they added Maragogype, Gesha, and have planted Anacafe, and Marsellesa along side avacados. By planting multiple cultivars, their season is extended, while providing interesting flavour characteristics that attract a larger and diverse buyer base. All this under the careful guidance of the family patriarch, with 83 years of experience.
At the age of 95, Mario is still very much on the farm, supervising the care of the trees and the harvest with the support of his sons.
Notes of whiskey are very noticeable. Above and beyond what I expected. I will definitely be ordering more in the future! Highly recommend this roast!