Milton Monroy - Natural
ROAST | MEDIUM
ORIGIN | TOLIMA, COLOMBIA
NOTES | RED RASPBERRY, ORANGE, BLACKBERRY JAM
We were introduced to Milton Monroy's coffee through James Gibbs at Caravela Coffee. We've known the folks at Caravela for longer than Black & White has existed. They typically do not carry naturally processed coffee, so when James wanted us to provide feedback on Milton's naturally processed coffee we jumped at the opportunity. Of the first coffees we tasted from him, our favorite went on to place 6th in the Colombia Cup of Excellence competition (and was auctioned at the 3rd highest price)!
Milton Monroy likes to say he was born surrounded by coffee trees. He comes from a traditional coffee-producing family and inherited his farm, Finca San Cayetano Alto from his father. Since the time he took over the farm, he has fully dedicated himself to coffee production. In 2012, Milton noticed that in order to be economically sustainable he would need to make the switch to specialty coffee production. He knew that this change would help get better prices for his coffee and allow him to employ more people on his farm. His focus on naturally processed coffee distinguishes him from other coffee producers in the area and allows him to implement water-saving practices in the production stage.
In January of this year, we began offering Milton's Natural Castillo lot. Everyone that tried it loved intense red fruits and a jammy tactile finish. The distinct orange sweetness was a particular standout note for us. This time we were able to bring in his natural processed Caturra lot. Similar to the Castillo, it has that sweet orange sweetness along with intense jammy notes.
Farm | San Cayetano Alto
Producer | Milton Monroy
Variety | Castillo
Process | Anaerobic Natural
Elevation | 1800 masl