Mandarin, stewed plum, dark chocolate.
Varietal: Caturra and Castillo
Region: Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia
Cupping Score: 88
Green Hills Coffee is made up of 4 estates located in the Farallones region of Antioquia. 3 of which are owned by the Guerra family who are also directors of Green Hills Coffee. We have been working with the Guerra family since our first trip to Colombia in 2014 and it has been incredible to see the progress in quality over this time.
This lot is from Finca La Loma. Purchased by Alfonso Guerra Velez in 2005 making it the newest farm for the family, however the farm has been producing coffee for over 50 years. La Loma is the smallest farm that the Guerra’s own with only 20 hectares of coffee trees planted. Don Alfonso’s son, Juan Carlos, manages the specialty coffee program for their farms and is a truly progressive coffee producer; he has set up a cupping lab on his farm and is also a qualified Q grader, which is a rarity as a lot of producers never even have a chance to taste their own coffee. Through this he also experiments with processing techniques producing some truly unique coffees such as this one.
This year we have purchased three lots from the Guerra family, two washed lots from Finca Las Mercedes and this natural lot from Finca La Loma. This lot is one of the first Naturals we have had from the Guerra’s and is a great example of Juan Carlos’s commitment to producing unique, high quality coffees.
You may have noticed that we have stopped labelling some coffees as “Filter Roast Profile”. We felt that our previous labelling of microlots did not do justice to our coffees and what we think they are capable of. We want you to feel free to use the coffee any way you like. Read more here.