Finca Argentina (Colombia)
For this special lot, 100% Caturra cherries underwent a 24 hour fermentation before being dried on parabolic beds, resulting in a delicately floral cup, imbued with notes of honey and plum.
Thanks to Colombia’s ideal growing conditions and rich agricultural heritage, it is the third largest coffee-producing country in the world. You may imagine such a vast volume of coffee being farmed by large estates with many acres of coffee trees, however the majority of this production comes from small family run farms like Finca Argentina.
For decades Finca Argentina, situated on the beautiful and fertile ‘Macizo Colombiano’ (Colombian Plateau), has been managed collectively by Dona Isuara and her children, otherwise known as Familia Gomez. The family harvest the ripest cherries by hand and process them onsite, allowing full control over cup quality. For this special lot, 100% Caturra cherries underwent a 24 hour fermentation before being dried on parabolic beds, resulting in a delicately floral cup, imbued with notes of honey and plum.
A partnership with exporter Pergamino enables the Gomez family, along with other coffee producers in the region, to access quality control, logistics and the worldwide speciality coffee market. Working in this way guarantees excellent quality coffee and importantly ensures fair and stable prices for farmers. The goal of Pergamino is to demonstrate that coffee cultivation is a noble and profitable business. With the average age of the Colombian coffee farmer being 55 years old, they want to ensure the next generation of growers stay on their farms to continue the legacy of great Colombian coffee.
The finer details...
24 hrs fermentation and dried on parabolic beds
1990 meters above sea level