Colombia's Best Cup Finalist Special Release 3-pack!
PRE-ORDERS ONLY: This coffee is roasted on specific dates each month. The next roasting date is April 8th, 2019. Your order for this coffee will guarantee your spot in this roasting cycle, and your coffee will be mailed on April 9th, 2019.
They are finally here! We traveled to Colombia with Café Imports and Banexport in the fall of 2018, meeting with producers and tasting tons of coffees.
These three coffees were part of that group, sourced directly from the producers whom we were lucky enough to share time with and learn from while in Nariño. Each producer spent years cultivating their farms to produce extremely high quality Colombian coffees; these coffees are the result of their labor. Each of these coffees ranked in the top thirty out of over fifteen-hundred submissions to the tasting panel!
We are selling them as a three-pack so you can experience the variety in their work and appreciate the quality available across a range of flavors.
We are proud to present the following coffees:
1. Maria Georgina Ipia Cuetia owns the 1-hectare farm called El Cafetal, where she grows 2,000 Castillo trees. After picking, the coffee is ferments in its cherry for 12 hours before being depulped. The seeds are then fermented dry for 24 hours before being washed and dried under the sun for 15 days. We spent a bunch of time with Maria over tasting events and have to say that she is one of the hardest working, most genuine people we have ever met. Support her farm through this coffee!
2. Lubio Marino Otaya owns the 1.5-hectare farm El Porvenir, where he grows just 6,000 coffee trees, both Colombia and Caturra varieties. After the coffee is harvested, it is depulped and fermented for 30 hours. Then it is washed and dried in the sun for up to 25 days. Lubio uses his small coffee profits to fund educational programs in his small town of Santa Fé, where the main artisan trade is tapestry sewing (we have one of their tapestries in our office!) Support children’s education in Santa Fé through this coffee!
3. Moieses Ananias Enriquez Martinez owns the 2.5-hectare farm called Bella Vista, where he grows about 10,400 plants of Castillo coffee. After harvesting, the coffee is depulped the same day, fermented dry for 18 hours, and then washed before being dried in the sun for 18 days. Moieses is one of a few farmers focused on water and waste conservation. He spend more of his own money to purchase expensive machinery that cuts his water usage to about 10% of a normal farm, and also produces less waste as a result. Moieses is a great voice for the future of coffee! Support sustainability in Colombian coffee through this coffee!