The Coffee Factory

Colombia El Peñol

Single Origin Caramel Chocolate Praline

Varietal - Castillo, Caturra
Process - Washed 
Altitude - 1950-2100 masl
Location - Antioquia
Roast Level - Medium

Body - Medium
Acidity - Dried Fruits
Sweetness - Honey


Antioquia sits in the central northwest of Colombia, with Medellin as
its regional capital. Being crossed by both the Central and Occidental Cordilleras, it is a mountainous department, littered with monoliths. One such of these, El Peñón de Guatapé, lies next to the municipality of El Peñol, and is claimed by the town too, resulting in a dispute that lead residents of Guatapé to attempt to paint their name on the north face, before being driven off – only the G and the U remain. Coffee is picked by the smallholders in the municipality in the same way as across much of the country. Families and neighbours share labour to collect the cherries which are commonly washed and dried on the farm, often at high altitudes on steep slopes, or brought to a nearby beneficiary for processing. It is then brought to the dry mill or cooperative headquarters for cupping, scoring and sorting for export