Roast: Light - Medium
Variety: Caturra & Typica Types
Altitude: 1750 – 1900 m.a.sl.
Producer: Various Smallholders
Notes: Tamarind, Apricot, Prune
"Paso Ancho" is an estate located high on the hillside above the large, well known Finca La Florentina. In fact, La Florentina used to buy the coffee cherry from all the surrounding farms to augment their own. La Florentina is down in the flat valley and Paso Ancho is roughly another 500 meters higher up, on a very steep hillside with southern exposure. The farm is connected to it's own, independent micro-mill down in the valley and uses the de-mucilage process where the mucilage is stripped off the parchment layer using friction, rather than traditional fermentation. The entire farm is very high altitude; it starts at 1750 meters, an altitude many farms don't even reach, and goes up from there to as high as 1900! Altitude matters with coffee, and you can taste the difference here. Altitude allows coffee to ripen more slowly, creates greater bean density, and results in higher concentrations of bright, snappy, acidity in the cup.
Note: To ensure the highest quality, all coffee is roasted-to-order.