This is the second year in a row we have bought the majority of Esnaider Ortega's yearly harvest. Year over year, we have seen improvements in not only the processes at the farm level but the resulting cup quality in turn.
Esnaider Ortega is one of few young people who are deciding to take up coffee farming as a living. For many the hard work of owning and operating a small farm is simply not worth it based on global coffee prices. At the end of the day, the bottom line wins out and for many, coffee farming is not sustainable. It is for this reason that we pay Esnaider a handsome price for his coffee. It is our hope that he would be able to build a sustainable business for himself and, one day, maybe for a family.
That said, the quality that Esnaider delivers is impeccable and we could not be happier with this coffee. This lot is actually a combination of two lots from his two farms, la Esperanza and el Progreso. The average elevation is 1750 masl. The majority of this lot is yellow Caturra with some of the red variation mixed in. All coffee were dried for 20+ days on raised beds.
Tasting Notes: blackberry, baking chocolate, sweet corn
All orders will be roasted and shipped on Mondays. Which means, that if an order is placed on a Wednesday, it will not ship until the following Monday. Please keep that in mind when you choose your shipping method.