pink grapefruit, apricot, honey
Region: Cauca, Inza
Producers: Ferney Quintero Troyano, Laurentino Quinto, Luz Mery Troyano, Ignacio Quintero
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia & Typica
Altitude: 1800 - 1900 MASL
Imported by Red Fox Coffee Merchancts
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 mudslides 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 highest 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.