Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos

Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos

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We taste: Yellow fruit, Pineapple, Honey

Region: Sevilla, San Agustin, Huila
Varietal: Caturra
Altitude: 1950 MASL
Harvest: June-August 2022 Mitaca Harvest
Process: Washed

Next roast day: January 30th

Fresh coffees from San Agustin are back!

This is our 4th season working with Gildlardo's coffee and every time we taste his Caturra we are blown away by how complex, fruited, and clean his coffee is. This lot, from his mitaca harvest, is such a clear representation of the type of coffee we look for at ILSE. It's probably the coffee we are most excited about every year.

This harvest is tasting lovely. Loaded with tropical yellow fruits reminding us of pineapple and guava with a fun, bright acidity and a lingering honeyed sweetness. 

Gildardo is truly an amazing producer. Literally, every single cherry was picked, processed, and dried by him. Generally, farmers will hire pickers to help with the harvest but Gildardo does every single step by himself. He is really motivated to produce the best coffee he can, and the result of this harvest is evidence of that. We hope you all love this coffee as much as we do! Gildardo produced 4 70kg bags this harvest.

Processing Details:

Cherries are collected every 3 weeks at peak ripeness and are left to ferment in
cherry for 24 hours in a wooden hopper. Once depulped, the seeds undergo a 35
hour dry ferment in tiled tanks. They are rinsed four times to remove all
remaining mucilage and moved to the dryer where they are dried for an average of
20 days, depending on the weather.

Price Breakdown:
Farm Gate Price: 3,100,000 Colombian Pesos / Carga
FOB Price: 4.10 USD/LB
Our Price: 5.85 USD/LB