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Colombia, Orfiria Cardona

Colombia
Orfiria Cardona

Region:
Baja Esmerelda, Risaralda
Varietal:
Castillo Rosario, Catimor
Process:
Washed (Extended Fermentation)
Tastes:
Strawberry, Nougat Bar, Mandarin
Roast Profile:
Espresso

For over four years we have had the privilege of working in collaboration with Raw Material in showcasing coffees from their Red Association project in Santuario. The Association, based in Risaralda, Santuario has now grown to over 200 collective members.

This coffee produced by Orfiria Cardona is a stunning example of the quality of coffee that can be achieved by producers in the region. It is packed with red-fruit sweetness, and the extended fermentation implemented in Orfiria's processing technique has contributed a welcoming creamy nougat-like mouthfeel to the cup profile. 

Orfiria Cardona Madrid and her husband purchased the farm Miraflores 4 years ago. However, they as a couple have managed coffee farms for around 20 years, a collated life experience rich in coffee agriculture and production! Today on their farm the coffee is produced in the traditional way, avoiding the use of harsh chemicals and the removal of weeds by hand. Living close to the Tatama National Park allows them to enjoy a unique microclimate and great natural resources, including freshwater streams. 

The farm is located in the area called Baja Esmeralda in the municipality of Santuario Risaralda. The main cultivar on the farm is Castillo Rosario and a small portion of Catimor. The farm is located at an elevation of 1,850 to 2,000 MASL. The total area of the farm is 2.51 hectares. The average production is 3,000 kgs of parchment every year. The main process is done at the farm Miraflores is a traditional washed of 36-hour fermentation. The coffee is dried in roof patios and it takes between 15 to 20 days to dry. 


Colombia
Orfiria Cardona

Region:
Baja Esmerelda, Risaralda
Varietal:
Castillo Rosario, Catimor
Process:
Washed (Extended Fermentation)
Tastes:
Strawberry, Nougat Bar, Mandarin
Roast Profile:
Espresso