Colombia Jericó Natural Community Project

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Available at Delta (BC) & Mississauga (ON)


COUNTRY: Colombia
PRODUCER: 19 farms/farmers from the town of Jerico.
EXPORTER: Campesino Coffee Company
REGION: Jerico, Antioquia
PROCESS: Natural
ALTITUDE: 1900-2000masl
VARIETALS: Dos Mil, Castillo, Caturra
BAG SIZE: 70kg

CUPPING NOTES: Very sweet and juicy like cherry cola, silky body, long and sweet aftertastes. Consistent and clean.

PROCESSING INFORMATION

The ripest cherries are hand picked and put in the raised beds for a controlled drying process.

Campesino partnered up with 19 of our most detail-oriented farmers to set-up a Naturals Community Project. The 19 farmers live spread throughout the town, so three community drying beds were built in central locations to process and dry the coffees in a collaborative fashion. A strict QC is done with bi-weekly cuppings of each of the 19 lots to ensure uniformity.

REGIONAL INFORMATION
Campesino’s main warehouse is located in Jerico, Antioquia.  Jerico is a small and very Catholic town, home to Colombia’s only canonized saint, Madre Laura (Mother Laura). 

The town maintains a rich coffee culture, but has limited access to resources.  Campesino set-up a coffee shop in Jerico in 2016, providing a new option for the farmers to sell their coffee at a higher price and also forming a personal relationship with them. Helping them to improve quality by doing frequent farm visits, cupping analysis, and micro-loans for infrastructure projects.