Buena Vista Astrid Medina FIELD BLEND - WASHED Colombia
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Buena Vista Astrid Medina FIELD BLEND - WASHED Colombia

Astrid Medina is a force of a coffee producer. Since winning the Colombian Cup of Excellence in 2015, she has consistently produced coffees of remarkable quality year after year. In this cup we find rich dark chocolate, fresh raspberries, and pastry.

$22.75
250g of coffee.
Orders are roasted on Tuesday and shipped on Wednesday.
VARIETAL

20% Caturra, 40% Castillo, 40% V. Colombia

REGION

Gaitania, Planadas, Tolima

ALTITUDE

2,000 masl

HARVEST

January, 2021

PROCESSING

Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects and depulped on the day of harvest. Dry fermented for 35 hours. Dried on raised beds for 30 days.

ABOUT ASTRID MEDINA

We met Astrid at the first Acevedo Cup we participated in around five years ago. She was traveling with Alejandro Renjifo and his exporting company Fairfield Trading in order to share insights and techniques to producers in the region. She is highly ambitious, and is constantly learning and improving year after year. Her main goals are to continue improving the quality of her coffee while minimizing negative environmental impact. She is especially interested in sustainable farming practices using little or no chemical inputs, and improving soil health through the planting of native plants and trees. She has also started teaching her neighboring producers how to improve their quality and avail themselves to the specialty market. Her contribution to specialty coffee within the region of Gaitania cannot be overstated, and it is a true honor to work with her coffee.

ABOUT THIS FIELD BLEND

This is a field blend of the three most commonly grown varieties in Colombia: Castillo, V. Colombia, and Caturra. Both Castillo and V. Colombia are Catimor hybrids, which give them high disease resistance. Caturra, on the other hand, is a natural mutation of Bourbon, and is very susceptible to disease.

Pricing Details

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Farm Gate (Local)

2MM COP/Carga

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Farm Gate (USD)

~$6.10/KG

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FOB

$9.27/KG

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FOT

$10.79/KG

The cost of getting a coffee from cherry to beverage varies enormously depending on its place of origin and the location of its consumption. The inclusion of price transparency is a starting point to inform broader conversation around the true costs of production and the sustainability of specialty coffee as a whole.