Rodrigo Sanchez - Purple Caturra

San Adolfo, Colombia

Black plum, panela, cocoa

purple caturra cultivar · washed process

$17.50

  • Aromatics: plum, caramel, cherry
  • Acidity: citric, malic, juicy
  • Sweetness: brown sugar
  • Producer: Rodrigo Sanchez
  • Altitude: 5610 ft
  • Varieties: purple caturra

is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.

Yep, Rodrigo Sanchez grows more than just pink bourbon. Yep, like pink bourbon, purple caturra is another rare cultivar that you won't find in abundance on a typical farm in Colombia. The purple caturra is actually a genetic mutation from the more common red caturra. But purple doesn't just refer to the color of the fruit when ripe (deep purple) it also refers to the color of the new leaves. After discovering the mutation on his farm El Progresso, Rodrigo planted an entire lot full of the mutation on his other farm Monteblanco. Now we have the pleasure of offering you this special coffee. What makes it even more special is how Rodgrigo processed it using very cold water to ferment the fruit off the seeds. The colder water slows the fermentation time which if done right leads to a fruiter cup while avoiding the less desirable fruit notes that come from over-fermentation.