Colombia - Cauca El Tambo, Washed

$4.79 per pound
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Cupping Score 85
Orange, red grape, soft, citrus, sweet, key lime, cashew, graham cracker
Key lime, citric
Dried fruit, almond, caramel, red current, cranberry, butterscotch, vanilla, warming spices, toffee
Dark chocolate, balanced
Creamy, smooth
Size 10 pound bag

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In our roastery 

We offer this coffee across several roast levels on our Toll Roasting menu. It's available as a light, medium, and dark roast where its many characteristics and attributes are highlighted. 

Not only is it versatile across roast levels, but it’s also a great regional cup that showcases the dynamic flavors of the Cauca growing region. When someone asks for a sample, we default to a medium roast profile to bring out some of this coffee's strongest qualities: sweetness, texture, and total approachability. It's the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

In your lineup

As a highly recognizable origin for specialty coffee, customers will find this coffee familiar and reliable. Roasters around the world carry coffees like this and lean on them in blends and as single-origin offerings. 

Lighter profiles will display higher citric acidity in the cup, with flavors of key lime and orange. Venturing into the medium roast range, the sweetness of butterscotch and toffee dominates. Darker roast profiles will bring out spice and dark chocolate. 

Use our Profile

RoastPATH® profile recorded on an MCR-20 while roasting a 8.16 kilogram batch.

1:38 Turning Point
5:17 Green < Yellow
9:31 First Crack

Origin: Colombia
Region: Cauca, El Tambo
Variety:Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Process Method: Washed
Altitude: 1400-2000 MASL
RoastPATH® ID: CI170-A02-2399


Cauca is in central-western Colombia, stretching from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Ocean winds and elevation result in Cauca being one of the coolest regions of the country. The coffee in this area is grown mostly by indigenous or Afro-descendant communities. Geographically, the region has many features including the Popayan Plateau, many rivers, and the central volcanic mountain range. 

Cauca, Colombia


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