Colombia, Mistrato Washed 35KG- Green
Farm Size: 12 hectare(s)
Variety: Colombia and Castillo
Annual mean rainfall：1700~1850 mm
Producer：Maria Zenaida Agudelo
Cup Profile: red currants, balanced body, dark berry tartness, sweet finish
Maria Zenaida Agudelo(age 48) is the 4th generation of coffee producers from Santa Fe Farm. The farm has been in the family for over 100 years and producers some of the most exotic cups from Risaralda region of Colombia. With over 12 hectares of land dedicated to the production of Colombia(6 hectares) and Castillo(6 hectares) varietals, Maria and her team annually produce up to 22,000 kilograms of green parchment. The family employs 8 permanent workers, with up to 30 seasonal pickers during the peak of harvest season. In addition to coffee, they grow corn and plantains on an additional 0.8 hectares of land.
When asked why she continues to produce coffee, Maria replied: I have inherited the land but also the knowledge of cultivating great coffee. It is a joy to learn that our coffees can be roasted all over the world by so many people and we hope that one day they can visit us here in Risaralda”. It is clear that Maria and her family will continue to produce exceptional coffees for generations to come.
Colors of Nature(CNC) was established in 2007 by Felipe Ramirez as a pilot project to educate coffee farmers in impoverished/conflict regions of southern Colombia on cultivating quality coffee. They have succeeded in implementing modern farm technologies on smallholder farms throughout the country and just inaugurated a new research facility this year. Currently working in 13 provinces( including Huila, Narino, Cauca, Risaralda and Cesar), Colors of Nature and its nearly 1,200 smallholder farmers are producing up to 60 micro and 15 high-premium lots each year with majority of these coffees sold to Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and North America.
With a portfolio that includes washed, naturals and honey processes; we are confident that CNC can provide the highest quality micro-lots from the region.