La Falda, Colombia

La Falda, Colombia

Regular price $28.00

Origin: Colombia

Farm: La Falda

Producer: Weber Cruz Trujillo

Region: Tarqui, Huila

Varieties: Colombia

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1700 masl

Flavour Profile: Tropical fruits, Yellow raisin & Vanilla

Finca La Falda is owned by Weber Cruz Trujillo. Weber's father passed down knowledge of how to cultivate coffee and helped him to purchase his first lot when he decided to start his own farm. 

The farm is 2 hectares and was founded by Weber on the 14th Feb 1997. It now has two varieties of coffee, Caturra making up around 30% with the main variety being Colombia. They have two harvests a year; The main harvest usually starts around May or June and Mitaca is the second harvest and normally starts in October. 

Weber's wife, three daughters and two sons all help with production on the farm. The family takes care to only pick ripe cherries which are soaked for 12 hours before being depulped and fermented in buckets for around 30 hours. After this the coffee is washed thoroughly to remove all mucilage residue then loaded into sacks and carried on horseback for 1 hour back to the main farm to be dried. A mechanical dryer is used which normally takes around 15 days depending on the climate. The coffee is also rotated to promote even drying.