KAMUNDU, Kiambu - Kenya
Bright, juicy, fruit-toned. Nougat in aroma and cup, marzipan, panela, smooth chocolate. Sweetly tart structure with vibrant acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to attractive notes of marzipan and nougat with black tea undertones.
Colombia - Caturra - Typica
March - April 2021
1,500 - 1,700 Masl
Nougat, Marzipan, Panela, Chocolate, Black tea
To learn about this coffee you have to travel to the headquarters of the Villa Esperanza co-operative in the beautiful town of Guadalupe. Here you’ll find coffee producer Rodrigo Figueroa, who is both a member of the co-op, and in charge of its deliveries and logistics.
A producer with a farm a bit larger than the Colombian average, Rodrigo runs his business with an eye for both efficiency and quality, merging innovations in technology and techniques with hands on experience and knowledge passed down through generations.
His farm El Recuerdo – ‘The Memory’ – is a short drive outside of town with good road access and easy terrain within the farm, handy when you’re moving a lot of volume and rely on your staff members to manage your operation for you.
The farm itself has a long history and both Rodrigo and his brother have been involved in the running of it since they were young men. Over time Rodrigo wanted to focus more on the running of the co-operative and the dry mill, basing himself in town and hiring managers to look after the daily administration of his farm.
Recently, he promoted long time employee Don Jesus to be the farm manager, so it was he who showed me around and walked the farm with me. Don Jesus goes to the farm two to three days a week, and coordinates the purchasing of materials, fertilisers and other supplies needed, overseeing the harvest and year round management plan.