- Country: Colombia
Region: El Sauce, Rosas
Farm: La Manga (Villa Hermosa)
Elevation: 1860 m.a.s.l.
Producer: Hermes Hernandez
Juicy blackberry and peach.
Red apple acidity.
Sparkling cherry cola texture.
- Medium Roasted for espresso.
- Coffee is picked when cherries are purple
- Pulped same day as picking
- Dry fermentation for 24 hours and then washed 3 times
- Dried slowly over 15 days (Parabolic dryer).
Moisture content is reduced to 10-12%.
INTERVIEWING THE PRODUCER:
Q: When did you start growing coffee?
A: When I worked as a picker in different regions of Colombia, mostly in the Huila Department, I learnt many things about coffee cultivation and production. My father had a farm, so we started to grow coffee there eight years ago. With earnings, I bought my own farm where I planted 4,000 Castillo trees. I am really happy because I am producing Specialty Coffee.
Now that I understand a little better what a Specialty Coffee client looks for, I have adapted my picking process to allow coffee to develop its sweetness and, considering my farm ́s altitude, I also increased the number of hours of fermentation, waiting 24 hours before washing the coffee.
I live at the farm with my parents, Tobias (67 years old) and Lucila (64 years old). When it is not
harvest season, I work as a picker in other regions of the country.