The exotic variety that you heard here first! Aromatic, sweet, floral, this is a cousin to the geisha variety and can be the star of your specialty menu to impress even your biggest coffee snobs.
Annual Production: 3,500 KG
Project Name: Aprokafes
Altitude: 1800 – 2000
Variety: Caturra Chiroso
Caturra Chiroso VarietyThe Caturra Chiroso from Caicedo has a green tea similar profile, with some notes of lemongrass and peach with some floral notes that are pleasant and lasting taste. It is important to have an adequate roasting process due to its susceptible notes and it’s suggested to be enjoyed as a filter method technique.
The Chiroso coffee is the mutation of a bourbon, being a slightly elongated bean with similar shape of a Colombian biscuit called achira, giving birth to its name Chiroso. Thanks to its taste and uniqueness this coffee is very favorable for competing in coffee cup contests, in fact it has won on several occasions the Taza de Café de Antioquia contest first in 2014 with a barista from Urrao, scoring over 87 points. Thus, is in high demand at national and international levels.
The protagonist of Caturra Chiroso’s HistorySomething that Aprokafes does is letting large, medium and small producers to be a part of their final product line which allows them to cover sufficient amounts of demand to meet the requirements of the international buyer and also they are in constant process of experimentation of new coffees, like with Caturra Chirroso.
Aprokafe is led by Elkin Diosa. A very ambitious and smart man, he developed a specialty coffee buying center where together all of the small producers of Caicedo could join each other to have a larger product offering for international buyers. He knew that quality control is essential for specialty coffee and therefore he invested in a quality control facility within his buying center. These initiatives totally changed the coffee industry of Caicedo and put it on the specialty coffee map.
Aprokafes was born, with the mission of creating a collective of coffee growers with the purpose of improving the living conditions of both producers and the Caicedo Community; characterized by the application of good agricultural practices.
.Benefits of Aprokafe´s buying center:
- Advance quality control practices to meet specialty coffee requirements.
- Storage facility that meets specialty coffee standards .
- Coffee tree nutrition program and training.
- Provides youth engagement and career opportunities in the coffee industry.
In 2012 Elkin thought that things could be better in the coffee industry in Caicedo, and because of that he brought a new business model of specialty coffee into the town with his project Aprokafe.
Due to the location of Caicedo and to continue with the construction of his project, Elkin decides to go to Bogota with a parchment coffee and at that moment, he realizes that this coffee was already in demand in the city, and so he realizes through a process of observation and participation in the market, that this product has a positive trade potential.
Something that Aprokafes does is letting large, medium and small producers to be a part of their final product line which allows them to cover sufficient amounts of demand to meet the requirements of the international buyer and also they are in constant process of experimentation of new coffees, like with Caturra Chirroso.
With this coffee we impact the following SDGs:
In comparison to the FNC buy rate, TCP pays 82% above fair market value
Providing young professionals opportunities for skilled employment in the coffee sector through barista schools, coffee quality control opportunities, and involvement in larger project development for their communities in partnership with the local government.