Monica Figueroa EL GUAMAL CHIROSO - WASHED Colombia
Monica Figueroa EL GUAMAL CHIROSO - WASHED Colombia

Our first coffee from Monica Figueroa is a really lovely Chiroso with great depth of sweetness and a slightly softer acidity. In the cup we find lemongrass, black tea, and mango.




Urrao, Antioquia


1,900 masl


December, 2023


Hand-picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects. De-pulped on the day of harvest. Fermented underwater for eight days. Washed. Dried on raised beds until moisture content reaches 10.5%.


Monica is another producer we discovered during our continued work in Urrao this season. This season has been our most successful in Urrao to date, and we're excited to keep exploring and developing our project there. Not only are we finding new producers with exceptional coffee each season, but we are also noticing the differences in chiroso varieties that we are now starting to isolate and separate. The future there looks bright, and the possibilities seem endless.


Chiroso is a new variety being grown primarily in the region of Antioquia, Colombia. We only started hearing about its cultivation a couple of years ago, but because of its cup quality potential it is beginning to spread. The variety has been genetically identified as an Ethiopian Landrace, but unfortunately we cannot get any more specific than that at this time. We have been working very hard building a buying program in the region of Urrao specifically around the variety of Chiroso. We still don't know where or how this variety came to be cultivated in this particular region, but its cup quality is extraordinary. We will be working with our exporting partner, The Coffee Quest, to continue developing this project, and hope that we'll be able to bring you more of this special coffee from this special region year after year.

Pricing Details

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3.5MM COP/Carga

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Farm Gate (USD; Green)


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