Producer: Marco Echeverry
Cupping Notes: Lemon, pineapple and mango with a sweet body
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Altitude: 1,300 – 1,600m
About the Coffee
Marco Echeverry is a third generation of coffeegrower in his family. The coffee he has planted is now 3 years old which he has grown with his own interest and passion under the training by Café y Procesos in crop techniques and agricultural practices and processing methods.
As a result, the farm produces one of the best coffees in the region. The farm has received the name Las Nubes because at a certain point during the day, it gets covered by clouds and there is rain almost every day.
A forest surrounds the coffee crop, which becomes a habitat for many kinds of birds and is also home to the howling monkey.
The producer applies good harvesting principles with due to continuous support by Café y Procesos. The coffee trees are also pruned in a way that the shape of the trees facilitates the cherry collection. The cherry pickers have been trained to follow and pick only the colour grade desired (ripe fruits with reddish, purple and orange tones). The pickers are well paid for these care to detail as they will pick less volume working in this way.
Once picked the pulp is removed and the fermentation process starts as a dry anaerobic fermentation for 24 hours, until the pH is 3.4.
The process stopped and the beans go through 3 stages of washing. T
The the coffee is dried which is done on African beds under a plastic roof where the the doors can be opened and closed at points during the day depending on the weather.
Due to the climate of the farm the drying process is slow since there is a lot of mist for around 40% of the daytime. It is dried for approximately 18 days.