Origin: Urrao, Colombia Variety: chiroso Process: washed Producer: John Alexander Bermudez
John Alexander Bermudez is a quality-focused producer. He and his family live on their 1.5 hectare farm where they do the majority of the farm work, only hiring others to help out during the busy harvest season. This gives them great oversight, and enables them to be meticulous in both the coffee growing and processing stages.
John invests any premiums he makes on his coffee into updating the farm's micro-beneficio (small mill). This is the priority, rather than planting more trees, as the family is determined to grow the farm at a slow and steady pace, without sacrificing the high quality of their coffee.
This micro-lot is made up of chiroso variety beans, which are native to the Urrao area. Originally cultivated for its resistance to cool climates, chiroso is now also celebrated for its complex and floral cup profile. The special variety, coupled with John’s careful processing, results in an exceptional coffee in the cup.
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