Single Origin Colombia
Finca La Cristalina
La Cristalina is located in Vereda Bajo Espanol, in the municipality of Chinchina. Its 21 hectares reach between 1460 and 1790 meters above sea level, with 4.1 hectares dedicated to an environmental reserve. Producer Luis Jose Valdes runs the three Valdes family farms—Parana, La Cristalina, and San Pablo—which are highly technified properties with admirable levels of production thanks to their combined total of 421,000 trees, 142,000 of which grow on Finca La Cristalina. Each year portions of the farm are replanted, always keeping in mind biodiversity and the environment. Coffee is washed and depulped at the ecological mill, where the pulp is placed in a compost treatment to be converted to organic fertilizer for the coffee trees.
Coffee cultivation complements a system of regulated shade with tree species, including walnut, red cedar, and guava, which create habitats for many species of birds. Finca La Cristalina plants black cedar, a tree at risk for extinction, from its own nursery in the coffee fields. The forests on the farms are a source of natural richness, creating habitats for many birds and animals.
Producer: Luis Jose Valdes
Farm: La Cristalina in Caldas
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Flavor Notes: Juicy Cranberry, Floral, Sugary Sweetness
*Our roast days are Monday and Thursday