Farm: Finca San Francisco
Farmer: Diego Lopez
Altitude: 2100 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping Notes: Brown Sugar, Molasses, Orange Blossom, Raspberry, Vanilla Cake
Description: Diego Lopez started his coffee business ten years ago after he bought his farm Finca San Francisco. Diego had an interest for this farm because he wanted to experiment with his knowledge as an agronomist. Yes, Diego Lopez is an agronomist and a coffee grower! At San Francisco, Diego started with the Caturra variety with which he learned to control all kinds of plagues and disease. Diego learned more about coffee and managed to practice his knowledge as an agronomist. The result of this has been the start of honey and natural process fermentation which gives to the cup a unique and flavorful fragrance and taste.
Cóndor, Diego’s local partner, gives him all the tools and guidelines to achieve this development in honey and natural processed coffees. Don Diego and his wife are developing their plantation with the idea of sustainable development linked to high technicity: tree nursery, diversity of shadow trees (lemon, banana, guamo and guava) and development of drying and fermentation techniques. The secret to get this Yellow Honey is the open air sun-drying which has Diego mastered!