Luis V. Hernandez - Colombia
Luis V. Hernandez - Colombia
Luis V. Hernandez - Colombia
Luis V. Hernandez - Colombia

Luis V. Hernandez - Colombia

Sale price$634.00

This is our first year working with Luis V. This lot is the fifth place winner in the recent Huila Magico competition. This Caturra & Colombia is yeast innoculated and gives us impressions of strawberry yogurt and lime zest.

250G

Quantity:
  • Variety: Caturra & Colombia
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Santa Maria, Huila
  • Process: Yeast Inoculated
  • Altitude: 2000 MASL
  • Harvest: Late 2023
  • Producer: Luis Vicente
  • Farm: Finca Loma Linda
  • Roast Level: Light

tasting iconIn the cup

We taste sweet strawberry yogurt and delicate florals. This coffee has a citric acidity that reminds us of orange creamsicle and lime zest, and a silky body with a long sweet finish.

Clean Funky
Terroir Process

producer iconAbout The Producer

Luis Vicente says he has been farming his entire life. He started helping out his parents at a young age and his Father gave him real tasks to teach him and his brother work ethic. After he graduated from school, he worked as a day laborer and also sold onions, cassava (yuca), and fruits to make a living. Approximately 9 years ago, he started growing coffee on his farm and he also grows corn, cassava (yuca), beans, and bananas. Luis Vicente is a Father to 3 children and feels very proud and lucky that all of his children want to continue with the coffee tradition, keeping his legacy alive.

process iconProcessing

Luis has been experimenting with different processes, including various yeast inoculation trials. This particular lot is the result of some of those trials. This lot is a blend of Caturra and Colombia inoculated with yeast, dry-fermented for 80 hours, and then dried on raised African beds for between 10-15 days (depending on the weather).

variety iconVariety

Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety. It was discovered on a plantation in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil sometime between 1915 and 1918. For decades, it was one of the most economically important coffees in Central America, to the extent that it was often used (and sometimes still is) as a “benchmark” against which new cultivars are tested. In Colombia, Caturra was thought to represent nearly half of the country’s production until a government-sponsored program beginning in 2008 incentivized renovation of over three billion coffee trees with the leaf-rust-resistant Castillo variety (which has Caturra parentage).

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FOB - $13.64/KGUSD/KG
Roasted Costs - $21.90USD/KG