tasting notes: FROZEN STRAWBERRY - RASPBERRY JAM - CHOCOLATE
location: JERICÓ, ANTIOQUIA
farm: 19 FARMS / FARMERS from the town of Jericó
variety: DOS MIL, CASTILLO,CATURRA
elevation (MASL): 1850
COLOMBIA Jericó (Natural Community Project)
Naturally processed coffees are some of our favourites! This beautiful coffee comes from Campesino Specialty Coffee in Colombia. Campesino partnered with 19 of its more detail-oriented farmers to set up the Naturals Community Project.
Campesino’s main warehouse is located in Jerico, Antioquia. Jerico is a small and very Catholic town, home to Colombia’s only canonized saint, Madre Laura (Mother Laura). The town maintains a rich coffee culture but has limited access to resources. Campesino set-up a coffee shop in Jerico in 2016, providing a new option for the farmers to sell their coffee at a higher price and also forming a personal relationship with them. Helping them to improve quality by doing frequent farm visits, cupping analysis, and micro-loans for infrastructure projects.
They brought together 19 of the most dedicated partners and created a Naturals Community Project to collectively produce a consistent and delicious naturally processed coffee. The 19 farmers work together, each producing their own cherries, but drying them collectively in 3 community drying beds. Cherries are hand-selected at the wet-mill, soaked in water for 10 minutes, then sun-dried.