Colombia Don Mario
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Region: Jerico, Antioquia
Farm: Tierra Santa
Varietal: Dos Mil, Castillo, Caturra
Altitude: 1,980 MASL
Cupping Notes: Almond, Red Apple, Vanilla
Don Mario comes from generations of coffee farmers in his family, but had left the town of Jerico to pursue a degree in engineering in Medellin. He retired as an economist from one of Colombia’s principal banks and returned to Jerico with his wife, Liliana, to start coffee farming. He and his wife live happily in Jerico, Antioquia and are dedicated to their farm.
Don Mario is passionate about the quality of his coffee and sustainability. Mario has achieved RFA and UTZ certification for his 3 hectare farm. Don Mario proudly displays his large collection of brewing equipment and tastes as many different coffees as he can get his hands on! Mario is incredibly friendly and welcoming and takes great pride in his entire operation.
The arrival this year cupped clean, delicate, and dynamic. We got notes of Sweet Almond (like Orgeat), Red Apple, and a floral Vanilla.