Tasting notes: Tropical fruit
Varietal: Arabica - Colombia, Caturra
Roast style: Filter
La Virgen is owned by Jaime Ariza, and is one of the farms that is part of the farmers association. This is a group of producers in Antioquia who have come together to collaborate on different production methods and creating a market for improved coffee from Antioquia. This group was started by our partner Juan Salsarriaga. This particular lot is named La Virgensota because it is a blend of different days production from La Virgen that cupped similarly, and in Colombia the 'ota' in this instance is a colloqual way of referring to something as big. La Virgen is at an altitude from 1890 - 2100 masl in Concordia in Antioquia. The altitudes and growing conditions makes it pretty unique. It’s about 34 hectares planted with coffee of different varieties. The coffees are picked and sorted before they are pulped and dry fermented for 24 hours with intermediate rinse in clean water. It’s dried on raised beds under shade for 22 days. The management of the farm, the processing and product development is Juan Saldarriaga's responsibility.