Rosemary, Chai, Honey
Producer: Jhoan Vergara
Location: San Isidro village, Huila, Colombia
Process: Semi Washed
Variety: Yellow Borbon
Elevation: 1750 MASL
Finca Las Flores
Finca Las Flores is a 14.5 hectare farm in the village of San Isidro, in the city of Acevedo in the Huila department. The Ayure family started their farm in 1990 with 18,000 coffee trees. Each year they continued to grow until they reached 90,000 coffee trees. A turning point for Finca Las Flores was when they participated in the Cup of Excellence in 2006. The CoE program launched their journey into the world of specialty and differentiated coffees. There were several years of testing and learning to identify the profiles the coffees had and how they could be improved. With the help of their son Johan, the Ayure family began to adjust production and improve post harvest processing. Today Finca Las Flores offers varieties such as: Pink Bourbon, Tabi, Java, Maracaturra. In addition, they have implemented fermentation processes in exotic varieties such as Wush Wush and Bourbon Citron.
Jhoan, is a producer from the San Isidro village, in Huila! Where he works together with his 5 brothers, each with his batch of coffees, within each one they have varieties such as Borbon Amarillo, Castillo, and Caturra. For this coffee, Don Jhoan, together with our ally Cesar, who is a professor in Huila, developed a very particular profile, which consisted of 36 hours of cherry pre-fermentation followed by 48 hours of pulping, and sun-drying in walkers.