Quimbayo | Washed | Colombia

Red apple, butterscotch, boiled sweets.


Origin: Colombia

Region: Acevedo, Huila

Farm/CWS: La Esmerelda

Producer: Norbey Quimbayo

Altitude: 1800-1850m

Variety: Caturron

Process: Washed (30 hr fermentation)


Norbey Quimbayo owns and runs La Esmerelda with his wife and 2 children. The family farm 5 hectares for coffee, with 7 assigned to other fruit crops such as lime and plantain.

He purchased the farm in 2005, when world coffee prices were just beginning to recover from a record low. Understanding the volatility of the Colombian market drove him to innovate, setting straight to planting interesting varieties and experimenting with processing protocols.

This micro-lot is a great example of how La Esmerelda stays ahead of the curve with varieties and processing. It’s Caturron, a natural mutation of Caturra with a more diverse flavour profile and leaf rust resistance. Variety, terroir, and next-level control of fermentation protocol, all play their part perfectly to make this a cup to remember.

Nice one Norbey!

Sustainability & Post Life

Tub: Contains recycled material | FSC certified mixed sources | Recycle with paper at home

Tape: Made from plants | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee Bag: Recyclable LDPE with EVOH barrier and WIPF Recyclable Valve | Recycle with bags at larger supermarkets (4 LDPE)

Diamond Sticker: Foil-coated polypropylene material | Non-recyclable | Diamonds are forever

Tasting Card: Made from 100% recycled fibre​ | ​​FSC® certified and carries the EU Ecolabel | Recycle with paper at home

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