El Rubi

***All coffee orders are roasted and shipped on Wednesdays***

COUNTRY: Colombia

DEPARTMENT: Huila

MUNICIPALITIES: Neiva

VEREDAS: La Julia

FARMER: Carlos Ivan Castro

ELEVATION: 1600 masl

VARIETALS: Castillo

PROCESSING: Washed

WE TASTE: Red fruits, juicy, Meyer lemon

 

EL RUBI

Within the municipality of Neiva there are 14 veredas, one of which is La Julia, known for it’s small-scale coffee cultivation. It is here that producer Carlos Ivan Castro meticulously grows his beans, of the Castillo variety, on a small, steep and fertile lot. Carlos cultivates and processes the cherries in the typical post processing system most popular throughout Colombia. First, with the help of family and a group of pickers from El Cauca, the cherries are hand selected for peak ripeness, weighed, then de-pulped and put in a cement tank lined with ceramic tiles to ferment. Beans are then washed and dried on raised beds for 12 days. The result of this labor is a delicious, juicy cup with notes of red fruits and Meyer lemon.

-  Jeff Brooks, Co-owner & Green coffee buyer




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