Notes: Guava, Raspberry & Raw Sugar
Origin: Bruselas, Huila, Colombia
Cooperative: Los Guacheros
Importer: Shared Source
Processing: Fully Washed, 12 Hour Cherry Fermentation
Altitude: 1700-1850 masl
Harvest: Winter 2021-2022
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Ildefonso Cordoba is a small scale farmer in the Huila department in southern Colombia. As a member of the Los Guácharos group, he and the other independent farmers in the organization are moving toward organic farming, making their own fertilizers, and installing complex water filtration systems in order to clean up waste water created during coffee processing.
Ildefonso has a unique way of processing these Pink Bourbon cherries. After picking he leaves the cherries in nylon bags for 12 hours. He then dumps all the cherries into a floatation tank to sort out all of the over and underripe fruit, sends them through the depulper and screens in an effort to remove stray pulp. Lastly, he ferments the coffee in sealed bags, monitoring the fermentation carefully as the weather conditions shift, lastly the coffee is moved onto a drying deck to finish the processing phase.