LA FALDA - filter roast

$8.00

lychee/apricot

Roasted Friday 14th February 2019

Finca La Falda is a 13 hectare farm in Timaná, Colombia. 67 year old Argemiro Vargas Nuñez was born & raised in the area where the farm is located. Argemiro is passionate about coffee. He studied agricultural business administration, then worked for the Colombian Coffee-growers Federation {FNC} for almost 30 years, during this time he purchased La Falda.

Argemiro grows two coffee cultivars on the farm, Caturra & V. Colombia. During the harvest Argemiro selectively hand-picks the coffee, each tree being picked from numerous times as the cherries ripen. The cherries are pulped & fermented, then dried in parabolic driers {much like a green house, covered but open at each end to allow the air to flow through} for up to three weeks.

Caturra is a mutation of Bourbon, discovered in Brasil in 1937. It is a compact plant & very productive but susceptible to disease. V. Colombia was bred from Catimor in 1985 it is highly resistant to disease & has good productivity.

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Huila
  • Farmer: Argemiro Vargas Nunez
  • Altitude: 1490-1850 masl
  • Cultivar{s}: V. Colombia, Caturra
  • Processing: Washed & sun-dried
  • Flavour: Lychee, apricot

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