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Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos
Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos
Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos
Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos

Colombia | Gildardo Ortega Bolanos

Regular price
$23.75
Sale price
$23.75

We taste: Mango, Honeydew, Tropical

Region: Sevilla, San Agustin, Huila
Varietal: Red Caturra
Altitude: 1950 MASL
Harvest: December 2022 Mitaca Harvest
Process: Washed

Next roast day: June 12th

As always, it's a pleasure to welcome Gildardo Ortega's Red Caturra back to our menu. Consistently he produces one of our favorite coffees from San Agustin. This harvest is showing incredibly clean with juicy as well as crisp flavors of mango and honeydew. 

In 2021 we tasted Gildardo's coffee for the first time and were blown away by the complexity of the cup. Remarkably, we were his first buyer ever and now we buy his whole harvest each season. It's a relationship we are incredibly grateful for and is only possible through the help of our Importing partners at Semilla. 

Gildardo began his life in coffee at the age of 14 when his mother gave him and his brother 800 Caturra trees. For years he was unable to work on his farm as he needed to invest in processing equipment and couldn't take the risk to dive all into processing his coffee. He worked as a picker, and after getting connected with Esnaider Ortega Gomez and his family he learned all about picking ripe cherries and processing. In time, the Ortega Gomez family gave him a small loan so that he could focus on his farm. In his first year, he produced the highest-scoring lot we tasted from the Monkaaba project!

In January we visited Gildardo, toured his farm, and spent time at his house where we learned more about his story and got to know him at a human level. He is very excited about the future of coffee and has been working towards buying more land where he can plant different varieties. The future is very bright for Gildardo!


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: 3,200,000 COP/Carga
FOB Price: $3.94/lb
Our Price: $5.70/LB