Farm: Finca El Refugio
Location: Los Andes, San Augustin
Producer: Orlando Alba
Variety: Castillo, Caturra
Growing altitude: 1800m
Processing method: natural
Tasting notes: plum, marzipan, dark chocolate
Orlando Fierro inherited this picturesque small farm in the Andes region of Colombia from his parents, who in turn inherited the land from their parents. Specialty coffee production helped him preserve the farm where he grew up. He halted and reversed the on-going deforestation by focusing on shade grown coffee production and increasing coffee quality. Orlando himself selectively handpicks ripe, red cherry and lays it to sun dry. His care and attention results in an exciting, distinctive and unique cup profile.