Farm: El Diviso
Process: Natural EF2
Roast Profile: Filter
Flavour: Mandarin, Black Tea & Guava
This coffee was grown by Linarco Rodriguez at the farm El Diviso. This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 24 hours before being placed inside Grainpro bags for 50 hours at a temperature below 22oC. Then the whole cherries were placed on raised beds until 11% moisture content was achieved.
This microlot is 100% Gesha.
Linarco Rodriguez grows coffee near the town of Palestina in southern Huila, one of the most renowned growing regions in Colombia. Huila’s volcanic soils, undisturbed by the intensive agriculture seen further north, are full of nutrition, and alongside high altitude, lead to excellent conditions for producing high quality coffees. We also see a great number of driven and agile small farmers here, many of whom have family history in coffee, but haven’t necessarily been working on the same large industrialised farms for generations, like we see in more established coffee regions. This leads to a willingness to experiment, to innovate, and create lots that fulfil ever changing needs in the speciality coffee market.
Linarco’s family has owned this and for about 25 years, and see it as a true family enterprise. Most of the farm work is accomplished by Linarco, his mother, sister and nephew. Because of this, Linarco feels a responsibility to make sure that they are able to bring in a stable income for their work, and finds this through working with speciality coffee buyers like Cofinet.
Best Consumed: 6-20 days post-roast date