Colombia El Jardin (Organic) Filter

Juicy and clean, with passionfruit acidity, peach and a chamomile-like finish.

$17.50

  • Organic
  • Shade Grown
  • Handpicked
  • Glyphosate Free

  • Finca El Jardin is the extraordinary coffee farm owned by Jorge Rojas Vasquez, a true leader in the specialty coffee community in Tolima. This is a washed Caturra from Jorge’s impressive variety collection – it is not named “El Jardin” (The Garden) for no reason! 

    Jorge is a 4th Generation coffee farmer, and despite being 31 years young, has become a leader among the coffee growing community in Planadas. He is renowned for his expert skills in coffee processing and fermentation methods, and for leading the growth of interest in sustainable, exceptional coffee production among millenials in Colombia. One of our favourite Colombian cafetaleros, we are thrilled to have Jorge’s coffee back for a second year at Dukes. 

    This is a refined, classic yet incredibly delicious representation of clean and bright Southern Tolima coffees at their very best. 

    • Producer Jorge Elias Rojas Vasquez
    • Farm Finca El Jardin
    • Farm Size 3.1 hectares
    • Farm Certifications Fairtrade + Organic
    • Processing Washed
    • Variety Caturra
    • Harvest Mid-year 2021
    • Farm Altitude 1840 masl
    • Region Vereda La Armenia, Planadas Tolima
    • 20g

      ground coffee dose

    • 3:00

      total brew time

    • 300g

      total water volume

    • 93º

      brew temperature

    Our recommended recipe for Pour Over Brewing at home or in-cafe.

    We start with a 60g water bloom for 30 seconds.

    This recipe is developed on a Kono 01 Size dripper with Kono 01 filter papers. Other equipment configuration may require slight recipe modification.

  • Finca El Jardin is the aptly named coffee farm owned and run by Jorge Rojas Vasquez, a true leader in the specialty coffee community in Tolima. This particular lot is a washed Caturra variety from Jorge Rojas’ impressive collection of coffee varieties – the farm is not named “El Jardin” (The Garden) for no reason! Grown at 1,840 meters, this lot is a refined, classic yet incredibly delicious representation of clean and bright Southern Tolima coffees at their very best. 

    Jorge is a 4th Generation coffee farmer, being introduced to the trade by his parents as a youngster. In 2016, at only 26 years old, he inherited the plot of land that is now El Jardin and since then has been pushing to experiment and advance his skill in every aspect of coffee production. At first, he was producing standard, but high quality, grades of coffee at El Jardin, but in 2018 he began to experiment with new processing and growing methods, and the quality as well as renown of the coffee from El Jardin began to increase. 

    Today, Jorge serves as an inspiration for other organic producers in the Planadas region. Beyond his own coffee production, he is also working as a field technician giving advice and support to other producers in the area, as well as working part-time as a cupper at the cooperative cupping lab, gaining skills and helping to increase the coffee quality of his neighbors. He is also bringing his son along on this journey – involving young Derian Felipe Rojas in every area of coffee from picking to quality control to brewing. 

    For Jorge’s washed process, as used here, coffee is fermented in-cherry for 48 hours before being de-pulped on site and then packed wet into GrainPro bags for aerobic fermentation for 96 hours. After this stage, the mucilage is soft and sticky, and is easily removed through final washing before drying on specialized, semi-enclosed coffee drying beds sheets installed at the farm. 

    100% of the coffee at El Jardin is shade grown under Camambulos and Dormilon trees among others, and is grown among productive Corn, Banana and Citrus crops. With El Jardin producing only ~75 sacks of coffee per year across two harvests, Jorge and his two employees hand pick all of the coffee from the production of his Caturra, var. Colombia, Pink Bourbon and Geisha trees for processing at the farm.

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