Posted on | August 23, 2011 | No Comments
Colombian coffee production continued declining during the first half of 2011. Rain and Rust are the named culprits. From JAN to JUL 2011 Colombia produced 4.6 million (60 KG Bags) vs. 4.83 Million in the same period during in 2010 and 4.82 in 2009 .
Given the important flowering that took place during the Q1/2011, we anticipated a large recovery in production in the second half of 2011. However, unrelenting rains and a persistent and aggressive rust disease, deteriorated our optimist production prospects for the second semester 2011.
If, production during each of the 5 months August to December 2011 total 4.84 million bags (or 90% of the 2001 to 2010 average for the same period), then total production will be just under 9 million bags in year 2011. For a long term chart of production in the first and second semesters, and our 3 year forcast follow this link: Prod1. Produccion registrada mensual JULY 2011
Posted on | June 30, 2011 | 46 Comments
This is a presentation show how CLIMATE CHANGE is affecting coffee produciton in Colombia. Follow the link Colombian Coffee – Presentation for SCAA April 2011
Our new 2011 production estimate, is 9.0 to 9.5 million bags. Non stop rains (climate change) damaged flowering and increased rust desease. Colomibian growers are now undertaing a large renovation effort based in rust resistant varieties. Colombia-Coffee-Production-web-chart-MAY 2011 third est
Posted on | May 12, 2011 | No Comments
Coffee production during April 2011 was smaller than the same period in the previous year. This reverses a slight recovery trend that was recorded during the months January to March 2011 Our 2011 forcast is now 10.4 million bags. For a long term graphic of production follow the chart Colombia-Coffee-Production-web-chart-may2011 third est
Posted on | May 5, 2011 | No Comments
Fairfield launched in 2010 a Coffee Relationship Partnership program between the Asociacion Primaveral, a 24 strong group in Acevedo Huila Colombia, and White Coffee Corporation of New York.
During the 2011 SCAA Convention, White Coffee presented its new “Super Premium Colombian Coffee from the Primaveral Cooperative”
The Coffee Review awarded 90 points on its November 2010 issue and describes this single origin coffee as “Orange, raisin, roasted nut, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Dry, brisk acidity; medium body, silky mouthfeel. The raisiny dark chocolate carries into a rich finish”, for more information on this program and the review please follow this link.
Posted on | May 5, 2011 | 24 Comments
The Coffee Review April 2011 awarded 92 points to a Suaza microlot shipped to Fratello Coffee Roasters by Fairfield’s (see below Microlot 3-264-0060). The review descries this fine Huila single origin as: “Crisp, delicately bright aroma: orange, a hint of apricot. In the cup rich acidity, syrupy mouthfeel, almost sugary sweetness, with continued orange and apricot notes and an orange-blossom floral hint. Clean, rich finish”. For further reading visit Compleate Coffee
Posted on | May 5, 2011 | 19 Comments
Due to torrential rains in most of the coffee regions during March and April 2011, our initial outlook for coffee production in Colombia for 2011 is revised downward.
Our new estimate assumes that production during the most important second semester will be lower than the production average in the previous 12 years.
Our current total production estimate for Colombia in 2011 is 9.7 million bags.
Posted on | April 21, 2011 | 45 Comments
Colombia-Production-2011-Fairfield-Estimate1In February 2011 I traveled extensively the south of Huila coffee regions of Suaza, Garzon, San Agustin and El Pital. The coffee trees were in full blossom. The coffee flower Jasmin sent was delicious and the coffee landscape was a great treat to the eye.
Posted on | April 19, 2011 | No Comments
This microlot from Suaza, Huila Colombia (Shipper FFT COLOMBIA SA Lot 3-264-0061) reveals all the complexity and character from this region: Label reads: “Direct Trade Micro Lot, Coocentral Cooperative….fully washed caturra giving concentrated aroma of sugar cane with a cinnamon toast sweetnes and a lingering delicate acidty…roast date April 11 2011“.
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Posted on | April 3, 2011 | 101 Comments
FARMER ALFREDO ROJAS
MAIN HARVEST OCT 2010-JAN 2011
GARZON HUILA, COLOMBIA
A single origin Microlot Lot 3-264-0058 produced by Luis Alfredo Rojas in Garzon Huila Colombia (main harvest 201/11) is currently offered by Wille Yli-Luoma of Heart Coffee Roasting (2211 E. Burnside Portland OR 97214) a micro roasting company blending the best of the Scandinavian and Portland coffee cultures to offer a truly unique experience. For further information on MICRO LOT 3-264-0058 please refer to HEART COFFEE ROASTER
Posted on | April 3, 2011 | No Comments
Single Origin Sur Huila, Colombia (main harvest 2010/11, see Fairfield micro lot 0061). Roasted by Adam McGovern Roast Master at Sterling Coffee Roasting 2120 NW Glisan St Portland, OR 97210. Sterling is a micro roaster focusing single origin coffees.keep looking »