Finca Villa Betulia - Colombia
Luis Anibal Calderon is a well-known coffee producer in Huila, Luis Anibal, who has been recognized by his farm Villa Betulia with many different varieties, which, include this Caturron micro-lot! Located in the heart of San Agustin, Huila, he has been working with his family to promote specialty coffee through all his neighbors and relatives, creating an outstanding effect in his coffees and his community!
Luis Anibal is a 2nd generation coffee producer who was born in Acevedo, Huila. He started working in the family coffee farm at the age of 12, and at the age of 15, his father gave him a small portion of land to produce as his own. From here he started saving some profits and in 2015 he decided to make a big change to produce specialty coffee and invest in exotic varieties.
Caturron is a mutation of Caturra. You can’t find it outside Colombia; even within the country, it’s pretty rare and hard to grow. Luis is very curious and is focused on improving every day, so what he most likes to do is to walk around the farm and check every single tree from time to time, and if he finds something weird, interesting or just not normal he tries to take it apart and cup it, see if it’s different and then replicate that tree. Luis has done this “research for years” and hs developed at least 4 well recognized different varieties and shared them with a few farmers around his area. The best example is Caturron, named like that because it is like a Giant Caturra, but it tastes so different and crazy.
Luis Anibal has chosen to plant Caturron as his primary coffee due to its resistance to leaf rust, high yield and quality flavour characteristics. This Caturron coffee underwent a pulping process, followed by a fermentation stage for 36 hours, and then ending with a drying phase for 18 days.
Producer: Luis Anibal Calderon
Region: Pitalito, Acevedo
Farm: Villa Betulia
Varietal: Caturron (Colombia only varietal)
Altitude: 1,780 MASL
Exporter: Forest Coffee
Importer: Forest Coffee
SCA Quality Score: 88.50
Proportional Pricing Breakdown:
- Producer Price (lb): $5.95
- Farmer green coffee price NOT FOB price
- transport, customs, export, insurance and other FOB costs are below
- FOB to EXW costs (lb): $1.25
- Transport Costs (lb): $.65
- Final Landed Cost: $7.65
- Roasting weight loss ~20%
- Base cost per pound $9.18