This coffee is grown by Jairo Ivan Lopez, a civil engineer who lives in Armenia, Quindio. Jairo decided to make a bet in specialty coffee by planting Gesha in two different farms in Pijao, Quindio and Java on one farm in Buenavista, Quindio. After trying a Natural Gesha from Panama, Jairo Ivan decided to devote the rest of his life to specialty coffee.
Our partners in Colombia have been working closely with Jairo Ivan Lopez for 2 years, continually improving drying and fermentation times and only picking the ripest cherries. The results have continued to improve year over year. The pickings were performed following a strict ripe criteria.
After being transported to La Pradera processing station, cherries are floating in order to even out the temperature of all cherries, clean impurities and remove cherries with lower density. After, floated cherries were re-handsorted in order to ensure only the best cherries were used.
Later, cherries were exposed to a dry fermentation of 12 hours, and later dried on raised beds to 10% moisture content. When dried, this lot was stored in grainpro bags for 3 months, later milled, hand sorted and vacuum packed.
|FARM||Finca La Estrella|
|FARMER||Jairo Ivan Lopez|
|WASHING STATION||La Pradera|
|ALTITUDE||1,700 – 1,800 M|