Colombia Corozal (Grand Cru)

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  • Location: Colombia, Garzon, Huila
  • Producer: Finca El Corozal, Delfin Carvajal Cordoba
  • Growing altitude:  1.500 meters
  • Processing method: Natural
  • Variety: Caturra, Castillo
  • Flavour notes: Honey-like sweetness, cherry & lime
  • Roasting: Light
  • Good for: All brewing methods

The story behind the cup:

Finca El Corozal is located in Garzón, Huila and sits at an altitude of 1500 m.a.s.l., where Delfín is growing 20000 trees. Among the main coffee varieties planted, on his 3 hectares, you will find Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia.

Coffee production is part of a 4-generation family heritage. Finca El Corozal belongs to the Carvajal-Castiblanco Family (Delfín’s and his wife’s family) but is actually managed by Delfín’s brother, Euclides Carvajal Córdoba. Finca El Corozal was born as a de facto corporation of 7 brothers, who bought the first 3 hectares in 2004, then they kept extending the farm until 2011.  

The main focus of Delfín Carvajal is to optimize space and time during the drying process of his specialty coffee, by maintaining all the physical and organoleptic characteristics. So, he launched a project focused on mechanical drying and focused all his interest in finding a way to obtain the financial resources needed.

Delfin’s fermentation process for his natural coffee includes 14 hours in cherries, then it is brought for an average of 8-12 days on solar dryers. The process is then completed when the coffee goes through the mechanical drying for 32 hours at 36°C. 

“Growing and producing specialty coffee is an opportunity for us to live with dignity and for this reason, we do it with passion and discipline” – Delfín Carvajal