Orange tart & cherry, silky body with a sweet, lingering finish.
This special lot has been grown by Leonid Ramirez at Finca La Cortina de Hierro. The region is well know for its quality coffee production with high altitudes, volcanic soils and a temperate climate. The Colombia variety is a Caturra cross developed in Colombia known for it’s pest resistance and high yield. Expect flavours of orange tart and cherry, a silky body with a sweet, lingering finish.
This special lot has been grown by Leonid Ramirez at Finca La Cortina de Hierro. The region is well known for its quality coffee production with high altitudes, volcanic soils and a temperate climate. The variedad variety is a Caturra cross developed in Colombia known for its pest resistance and high yield.
This is the third season in partnership with Leonid. Last season Leonid produced some incredible washed, black honey and natural lots, the kinds of lots and quality that you don’t often get to see from a single producer. This year, Leonid has continued experimentation producing three natural lots; a Castillo, Colombia and Extended fermentation which all featured in this year’s Trust the Process pack. These coffees are a collaborative effort with our friends at Cofinet handling who over the years, have helped and trained Leonid to become a relatively independent specialty coffee producer.
Via this relationship, Leonid is paid as much as four times the local market price for his parchment and coffee cherries. This increased level of income has also allowed for many of the upgrades in drying space and investments to improve Leonid’s own living conditions. Leonid is also looking to expand his production output by purchasing nearby land and along with these investments, these prices also enable him to farm coffee in a sustainable way; rewarding him for his efforts and the quality that is produced.