Colombia | Las Flores
In 1990, Edilberto Vergara and Nubia Ayure arrived from Cundinamarca to Pitalito, Huila. At that time, Las Flores farm had 2 hectares, and 18,000 caturra trees and Colombia variety. Edilberto and Nubia had 3 children; Carlos the older son, Jhoan and later Diego. Since 2006 the family has been adding other commercially better-known varieties such as Java, Pacamara, Tabi, Pink Bourbon, Caturra Chiroso and Catimor. Carlos, together with his brother Diego, are in charge of most of the work on the farm, such as picking, selection, personnel management, and processes. Jhoan is in charge of qualities, cupping and verifying processes. Due to his extensive experience in
production and qualities from working in other companies he is able to improve and standardise their coffee fermentations and processing methods. Nowadays the farm has 14.5 hectares of coffee with 90,000 coffee trees and 1.5 in a nature reserve.
The process of this lot consists of selecting the ripest cherries and removing less dense fruits through floating. The fruits undergo an 80 hours anaerobic fermentation before being dried as a natural under the sun in so-called marquesinas (canopies).
Producer: Jhoan Vergara
Region: Acevedo, Huila
Variety: Red Bourbon
Taste Notes: Banana, Papaya, Cocoa Nibs