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Clinton Ossa Micro Lot

Colombia

Clinton Ossa Micro Lot

Flavors of bubble gum, cherry, and floral

Clinton Ossa is part of our Inza Las Mingas Project.

Our program for securing the best quality coffee and rewarding producers with life changing prices is legendary and has a lasting impact on the community of Inza, Cauca. This program is called Las Mingas.

 

The good word of Las Mingas has spread deep into the mountains of these coffee farming communities, so much so, that for the last two years we have seen an increase in farmers coming from as far away as an hour to deliver coffee to us in San Sebastian.

 

Over half of these farmers come from the town of Inza in the Cauca Department. Each week they haul their parchment coffee on to the public bus that goes to San Sebastian to have their parchment coffee weighed, received, green graded, sample roasted, and cupped that same day. If a coffee has scored 87 or higher, the sample is sent via FedEX across the world to our cupping lab in Olympia.

 

Coffees that score 87 or better are allocated to our Inza Reserva and farmers are paid a bonus payment of 3x above the market for this sort of quality.

 

Coffees that are 89+ are separated and sold as micro lots under the farmer's name. These coffees are given a bonus payment that is 5x above the market prices. Las Mingas, a program designed from the farm to the cup to improve lives.