We are moving warehouses to Vollers in Hamburg and clearing our Antwerp warehouse. That means stellar coffees at clearance prices, like these two gems from Acevedo, Colombia
While Fernando has had a coffee farm for quite some time, there was a period of eight years that he lived in Ibagué and his brother, Miller, managed El Progreso’s coffee production. On intuition, one day Fernando decided to move back to Acevedo to manage the farm himself and further, to change its production to specialty coffee. He didn’t know anything of about specialty coffee at the time.
Thankfully, neighbour Alvaro Perdomo was already producing specialty and taught Fernando about how to change his processing techniques. Especially when to stop fermentation and start washing.
With the announcement of CCS’ Acevedo Cup in 2016, Fernando worked the best he could with the coffee harvest. He knew he’d made it to the competition selection, which was screened and determined by Fairfield’s cupping team. The international panel of judges ranked the top twenty in mid-December of 2016, but Fernando had planned a trip to Ibagué during the awards announcements and ceremony, so he missed hearing his name called. When he heard that El Progreso had won second place, he was elated.
With the premiums earned from the competition, he planned to build three new fermentation tanks and more drying facilities.
This lot is fruit-forward and sweet: berries, stone fruit, nougat and a clean finish.
Fernando Bustos, Acevedo, Colombia
Normal Price: $14,33/kg
Now: $13.83/kg or $13,33/kg for a full pallet
This lot is a "Hamlet Blend" of coffees that were entered into the CCS Acevedo Cup 2016 that did not reach the top twenty. Everyone whose coffee made it into competition were paid price premiums, with the top twenty receiving incrementally better prices.
Alto Encanto was constructed from two day lots from the following producers:
• Nicolas Delgado – 10 bags • Jose Erasmo Peres – 10 bags
The varieties are Caturra, Colombia F.6 and Castillo, grown between 1,400 and 1,600 meters above sea level.
This blend offers notes of black tea, caramel, citrus and an overall balanced cup.
Alto Encanto, Acevedo, Colombia
Variety: Various, incl. Castillo & Colombia
Normal Price: $11,73/kg
Now: $11.23/kg or $10,73/kg for a full pallet