Colombia – El Jardin, Washed Process Chiroso (Organic) Espressoper 200g
Tangerine, brown sugar and manuka honey. Sweet, well balanced with lively citrus notes.
- Shade Grown
- Glyphosate Free
Our second Colombian espresso coffee for the season is a special one – a wonderful representation of the rare Chiroso variety that is proving itself to be an exemplary coffee for the high altitude and rugged conditions of Southern Colombia
Finca El Jardin – ‘the Garden’ – is an apt name for the farm. Producer Jorge Rojas has planted a wide variety of top performing varieties on his 3 hectare plot located near the town of Planadas in Tolima.
Jorge purchased a set of Chiroso seeds from another producer in his area in 2019, and successfully propagated the seedlings at El Jardin. Four years on, Jorge has had his first productive harvest in 2023, resulting in this microlot. Jorge told us that Chiroso is an “extremely vibrant variety”, with excellent quality potential. Jorge has been recommending this variety to other neighbouring producers and offering his own seeds to help increase the quality potential throughout the community.
- Producer Jorge Elias Rojas Vasquez
- Farm Finca El Jardin
- Farm Size 3.1 hectares
- Farm Certifications Organic, Fairtrade
- Processing Washed Process
- Variety Chiroso
- Harvest Date July 2023
- Harvest Altitude 1,840 masl
- Farm Altitude 1,840 masl
- Region Vereda La Armenia, Planadas, Tolima
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This recipe was developed on a La Marzoco Linea PB, using a Anfim SPII+ grinder. We encourage you to play around to meet your personal tastes and equipment setup.
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.
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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