|Producer||Elkin Raul Urrego Uribe|
|Harvest||May - July|
Expect notes of Pomegranate, Jasmin, Blackberry.
Elkin Uribe has been producing coffee for 10 years on his farm Los Naranjos. The farm is larger than the usual Colombian farm at 30 hectares, but only 1 hectare is used for coffee while the rest is kept as a natural reserve with no human impact on the land. Elkin’s small plot of coffee, densely packed with shade trees, disappears into the jungle and helps protect and preserve the local wildlife. The shade trees also ensure the coffee cherries grow more slowly, which results in a more vibrant and sweet cup of coffee.
Elkin’s coffee is the cultivar caturra, which is one of the most loved cultivars in the coffee world. Similarly to types of apples, the different coffee cultivars give the final cup different flavour attributes. Unfortunately caturra, like many of the world’s most delicious coffees, is very susceptible to disease. Countless farms in Colombia have stopped growing caturra because of how vulnerable it is, and others will plant the caturra alongside coffees that are hardier but less delicious. It takes a farmer with a lot of skill and a lot of luck to still have a farm made up of 100% caturra, and we are very proud to support Elkin’s efforts.