23 Apr 2017
Timanco: Diving Deeper into Huila
posted by Jamie Isetts, Green Buyer
As a group, we love the reliable greatness of Paraíso for a batch coffee. We were inspired to see what else was available in this corner of Huila, and our new house filter coffee, Timanco, was an excellent find.
The town of Timaná is at the historical meeting point for three major tribes: Paez, Pijao, and Yalcon. In particular, Timaná is home to Gaitana, the 16th century Yalcon woman who led a powerful armed resistance against the Spanish conquistadors.
The town lies at the convergence of the Magdalena and Golden Rivers. Abundant, flowing water is always good to have around when you’re producing washed coffee: you need it to fill the fermentation tanks, move coffee cherries from point A to point B, and wash off the fermented fruit before drying.
The collection of farmers in the Orocafe group chose to call upon their storied municipality when naming this coffee.
Timanco reminds me of a lot of the things I love about Paraíso, and gives us an opportunity to explore the nearby communities. However, it has a vibrancy that makes it a bit more summer than winter. Perfect timing, Timanco.
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