Notes: Guava, Strawberry, Jam Raspberry
Farm: Inmaculada, Julian Vicente Holgin Ramos
Region: Pichindé, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
This natural process coffee, cherries are placed in sealed tanks with one-way valves, allowing gas to escape while keeping oxygen out. Each variety is stored in an individual tank, with Sudan Rume and Bourbon resting for 8 days and the Geisha for only 2 days. The cherries are then set on parabolic drying beds and milled after approximately 20 days after which it goes through several rounds of machine and hand sorting.
Only 20 minutes away from Cali, in a small town called Pichinde located in the Andes mountains, the Holguin family decided to make use of an untouched forest on their family farm. The location was perfect to grow coffee; weather, altitude, rainfall. They started with 5.12 hectares and today, 9 years later, they have around 50 hectares of which 30 are planted and the rest is kept as natural forest. These 50 hectares are divided into four different farms located in the same region but in different areas thus having different climate conditions. Those farms are El Jardin, Las Nubes, Monserrat and Inmaculada Concepcion. In those farms are planted some of the rarest and most special coffees like Rume Sudan, Eugenoides, Laurina, Gesha and Maragesha. Vientos Del Pacífico is named for the cool Pacific winds that blow across the farm.
– Information provided by Yellow Rooster Coffee