Saldarriaga, Washed, Huila, Colombia

Saldarriaga, Washed, Huila, Colombia

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Delicate. Tasting notes of pure rose hip and black tea. Honey sweetness. Refreshing finish.

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Info courtesy of Nordic!!

 

Juan Saldarriaga is a medium sized producer that recently took over his families two farms. A couple of years ago he started a small project with other young growers in the region. The two farms he now owns are about 60 hectares each, in altitudes from 1400 to 1800 masl. He is experimenting with different cultivars in different altitudes, and many of them are recently planted. We met a few years ago, and what really encouraged us to work with him was the will to change, adapt and improve to meet the future demand on qualities. Antioquia is known for solid, but maybe slightly boring coffees, but there is a lot going on right now, and we think these coffees are proof of that.

The biggest challenge is the drying due to humidity and temperature. After we met Juan and started to talk about drying under shade, he immediately constructed drying facilities with raised bed under cover. He hasalso installed a machine that can dry with cold air and with a software where you can adjust temparature, airflow etc, and make profiles on different coffees.

Hes also working with friends and surrounding producers with Caturras and other cultivars up to 2000 masl. Many of them are young small farmers that are eager to proof that antioquia have more than chocolaty and heavy bodied coffees.

As for now we are experimenting a lot together to figure out what works for us and our market.