Colombia El Vergel


CUP PROFILE: Balanced  

this coffee offers moderate levels of sweetness and acidity, leading to a rounded cup with mildly fruitful and pleasantly rich tasting notes

In The Cup:

This Anaerobic Natural processed lot from Tolima, Colombia yields a balanced cup with a cocoa-like aroma and boozy mouthfeel; anticipate notes of Guava, Cooked Berries and Port Wine.

El Vergel Estates are located in Fresno, Colombia a small town in the Northern tip of Tolima. The farm(s) are managed by the Bayter brothers and their mother Marta, who have been at the helm since 1995. Over the last 15 years El Vergel Estates has seen tremendous growth, and they are now one of the largest producers in the region employing over 100 people. 

Nestled in the middle of three mountain ranges running from north to south across Colombia, Tolima provides a plethora of distinct microclimates that are ideal for coffee production. The region’s names is derived from an indigenous language and means “river of snow or cloud”; a fitting title given the extremely high levels of humidity throughout the area. 

This lot is a mix of Red and Yellow Caturra, which are some of the oldest varieties at El Vergel Estates. The staff at the farm have worked with these trees for many years and have maximized the potential of what these varieties have to offer. They have nicknamed this coffee “Guava Banana” due to the abundance of native fruit trees across the region, and the impact that the biodiversity has on the unique flavor profile of this coffee.