The Colombia Familia Camayo is another really exciting coffee bean from our newest importer Red Fox Coffee Merchants. Here’s what they have to say about it:
For Red Fox, Colombia has been the foundation on which we’ve been able to stand to deliver our message to the specialty roasting community in the US, Japan, Canada, Europe, and beyond. It’s where my longest-standing coffee buying relationships are found, perched all along the slopes of the Nevado de Huila, stretching across the border of Cauca and Huila. They’re found due south of there, too, at the peaks around La Union, San Lorenzo, and Taminango in Northern Narino. Some of our newest relationships — and our first foray into organizing an inaugural Red Fox producers group a.k.a. Grupo Asociativo Zorro Rojo — are found right in between, along the ridge at the southern edge of Huila.
Colombia is both our old faithful and our ever-evolving partner. Colombia is never stagnant and it’s always competitive — competition that’s interesting and dynamic in a way that we rarely encounter elsewhere. No other coffee-producing country offers the range and diversity of flavor that we find in Colombia. And we love all of this. We thrive on it and on the opportunity to be part of a community that pushes us to continue to evolve.
Totoró is a town and municipality in the Cauca Department, Colombia. Cauca is located in the south-western part of the country, facing the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Valle del Cauca Department to the north, Tolima Department to the northeast, Huila Department to the east and the Nariño Department to the south, Putumayo and Caqueta Departments are located and bordering the southeast portion of Cauca Department as well. Covering a total area of 29,308 km², the 13th largest in Colombia.
Lot Name: Familia Camayo
Producer’s Name: Arley Arturo and Gladis Camayo
Farm Names: El Eden and El Manantial
Village: Campo Alegre
Farm Area: 1.5-6 Hectares
Altitude: 1900-2000 MASL (6,200 – 6,600 ft)
Variety: Caturra, Castillo
Fermentation: Dry – 12-14 hours
Drying Method: Raised beds under parabolic cover
Importer: Red Fox Coffee Merchants
Tasting Notes: Mandarin orange, golden raisin, toffee