La Tormenta
Colombia

After being carefully handpicked, the cherries are transported to the mill, washed, and left to ferment for 36 hours to breakdown the exterior mucilage. Once the fermentation is complete, the coffee is dispersed on raised beds in the open sun to dry. After drying is complete, the coffee is hulled and rested prior to export.

£11.45/kg
£229 (20kg)

Out of stock

Tasting notes

Apricot
Cranberry
Plum Jam
We also found notes of molasses, purple grapes, lime and blackberry.

Processes

Fully Washed

Details

Country:
Colombia
Coffee name:
La Tormenta
Region:
Nariño
Owner:
Jairo Rodriguez
Varietal(s):
Castillo and Colombia
Processing method:
Fully Washed
Elevation:
2,150 masl
Original lot size:
1,050kg
Area under coffee:
3 hectares

Story

High above in the Andes mountains sits the town of Buesaco, within Nariño, the well-known coffee-producing region in Colombia. Nariño is one of Colombia’s 32 departments, and thanks to its rich soils and cooler climates – it is a pristine area for coffee production.

La Tormenta, the farm where this lot comes from, is situated here, and is run and owned by Jairo Rodriguez, after inheriting the land from his father. Jairo was born and raised in Buesaco with four of his brothers. However, due to political turmoil in the area, Jairo and his family fled to the neighbouring state in search of work and safety. He ended up in Putumayo, where he found work in the cocoa fields. Upon their return in the 2000s, the family divided the farm amongst the brothers.

Details

Country:
Coffee name:
Region:
Owner:
Varietal(s):
Processing method:
Elevation:
Original lot size:
Area under coffee:
Colombia
La Tormenta
Nariño
Jairo Rodriguez
Castillo and Colombia
Fully Washed
2,150 masl
1,050kg
3 hectares
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