Single Origin: Las Piedras, Colombia

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Single origin from Rodrigo Perafan of Finca Las Piedras, Colombia

With the benefit of two harvests a year Colombia often graces us with the opportunity to keep familiar farms available on a more regular basis. Case in point, the January harvest from Finca Las Piedras was so impressive that we made sure to secure some of Rodrigo Perafan’s mid-year crop. Arriving just in time to bring a little brightness to the darker mornings you can expect a crisp and vibrant cup with a balanced tropical sweetness.
 

Flavour Profile

Melon, White Sugar, Lemonade

Origin

Colombia

Region

Huila

Altitude

1,750 masl

Variety

Colombia, Castillo, Geisha

Process

Washed

The Details

Finca Las Piedras is located near the town of La Argentina within the Huila department of Southern Colombia. Here producer Rodrigo Perafan grows Caturra, Colombia, Geisha and a sprinkling of other varieties amongst native shade trees. The small scale of his farm does not make it viable to harvest and separate these varieties. Instead the more classic Caturra and Colombia adds a worthwhile heft and texture to the brightness and floral characteristics of Geisha. His processing style is also a unique variation on the standard washed process with cherries first subject to an anaerobic fermentation prior to being pulped and washed. Due to the challenging humidity in Huila coffee is slowly dried on raised beds for up to a month before delivery to the Cedro Alto Collective for export preparation.
 
Up until now, Don Rodrigo has sought to mitigate some of the economic uncertainty and time consuming nature of specialty production by selling more than half his crop as a lower priced commercial grade. Having tested his processing and partnership with Cedro Alto he now feels comfortable scaling up this production to almost 100% specialty. In an effort to promote the long term viability of specialty coffee production Cedro Alto and their import partners are promoting a unique degree of financial transparency. Illustrating the costs of production at various stages of the supply chain this highlights the value and security responsible partners can provide farmers as an alternative to the volatile open commodity market.
 
For a deeper dive into that discussion Cedro Alto founder Karl Wienhold talked with our friendly import partner and distinguished ex-Climpson Matt Randell here