Juan Saldarriaga has two farms, El Encanto and La Claudina, both located near the town of Bolivar in Antioquia. Both farms are between 1400-1800 metres above sea level and incredibly steep. All of the picking is done by hand and it is difficult to travel around the farm other than by foot or on donkeys. We’ve been lucky enough to visit Juan several times and always love cupping together with him at his lab in Bolivar, coffees from both farms are excellent but La Claudina coffees consistently stand out for us as some of our favourite Colombian coffees.
The Duromina lots come from smallholder farmers with between 0.5 and 3 hectares of land, often growing at altitudes exceeding 2000 Metres Above Sea Level. The coffee is mechanically depulped using a Penago Ecopulper which reduces water usage. Following this the coffees are soaked in clean water overnight and then dried on raised beds.
About this coffee
- Spiced Orange, Lemon Verbena, Candy
- Castillo, Tabi, Colombia
- 1400 - 1600 masl