Colombia La ArgentinaRegular price $16.00
ANZAC Biscuit / Blackcurrant / Roasted Almond
Region Monte Bonito, Pitalito, Huila
Farm La Argentina
Cultivar Colombia F6
Elevation 1700 masl
This coffee is part of the Farm Select program with Banexport in Colombia, an initiative that aims to support producers with the tools they need to improve their coffee quality, gain access to better prices, and make lasting connections with committed specialty buyers. Through its Farm Select program standards and protocols, Banexport identifies producers who are willing to utilize advanced techniques and technology in order to produce a better cup; provides them with education and support toward that end; and, through a close and collaborative partnership with Cafe Imports, connects them with buyers who are interested in developing mutually beneficial, long-term and reliable buying relationships.
The Farm Select program has several specific elements, including:
The use of Brix and pH meters for optimal harvesting and fermentation
Farm soil analysis and fertilization guidance
Sensory analysis training and support
Fixed per-pound pricing for producers above both the C market price and the daily market price set by the FNC in Colombia
Training and higher compensation for pickers on Farm Select farms ($600 pesos per kilo compared with the national standard $300 pesos)
Ever Angel Guevara owns the 7-hectare farm called Argentina in Monte Bonito, a village within Pitalito, Huila. The coffee is picked ripe and given a "double" fermentation: First, it sits in a hopper in its cherry, then it's depulped and fermented in a tank. The whole fermentation time is 36 hours. After washing clean, it's laid in parabolic driers for about 15 days.