The Gran Galope project was started in Colombia to separate out the very top tier of the large quantity of offerings that don’t quite make our importer’s Regional Select cut. These coffees would otherwise be blended away and sold at street market prices. At the current market price of 98 cents per pound, that is 40 cents less than break even for cost to produce for an entire year’s-worth of what we all know is hard, committed, and disciplined work. Instead, Cafe Imports has created a program that separates a consistent and strong level of quality, creating a staple and paying a premium to farmers that deserve to be rewarded for these still solid coffees.
Tasting Notes: Seville Orange, Nougat, Cocoa
Roast Level: City (Light-Medium)
Altitude: 1500 masl
Varietal: Colombian Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process: Fully Washed