Our first truly direct trade coffee is here and we could not be more proud of how it turned out!
This coffee comes to us from Alvaro Andrés Cardona Molin, a young and talented coffee professional who produced this coffee as part of the Specialty Coffee Mentorship Program (PEC). He´s a dreamer and a go-getter! Although he is young, Andrés has been working with coffee since he was 12 years old, spending countless hours with his parents and grandparents. He currently manages his uncle's farm, Villa Lucía, where he cultivates varieties such as Colombia, Castillo, and Cenicafe. His dedication and curiosity have immediately placed him on the map as a rising coffee-producing star! Andrés is seeking to produce some of the best coffee in the world and it is these aspirations that make us so excited to work with him!
Villa Lucía is located about 1.5 hours south of Medellin (the second-largest city in Colombia). If you wanted to drive from Villa Lucia to Bogota, you are looking at over a 10-hour drive! This particular coffee was grown at 1650 MASL and is bursting with notes of Red Wine, Strawberry Hard Candy and Dark Chocolate. This is simply a unique and brilliant coffee that we hope you enjoy!