Alejandro Renjifo REINA DE SABA TYPICA - WASHED Colombia
Alejandro Renjifo REINA DE SABA TYPICA - WASHED Colombia

100% Typica is quite rare—especially in Colombia. This particular lot from our dear friend Alejandro Renjifo is exquisite. In the cup we find a very clean and transparent representation of terroir: dark berries, pomegranate, and floral.




Santa Monica, San Agustín


1,800 masl


March, 2023


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


Working with the coffees from the famed exporter and producer Alejandro Renjifo of Fairfield Trading continues to be an honor. Alejandro has been an influential contributor to the development of Colombian specialty coffee, and works with some of the best and most well-known producers in all of Colombia. He started his own farming project a few years ago atop San Agustín, in southern Huila, and is currently producing Caturra, Typica, and Gesha.


Bourbon and Typica compose the most culturally and genetically important groups of coffees in the world. Historical records indicate that seeds were taken from the natural coffee forests of Southwestern Ethiopia to Yemen, where it was cultivated as a crop. Recent genetic tests have confirmed that Bourbon and Typica were the main seeds taken from Ethiopia to Yemen. From Yemen, descendants of Bourbon and Typica spread around the world, forming the basis of modern Arabica coffee cultivation.Typica reached Brazil in the early 1700’s, and quickly spread throughout most of Central and South America. Until the 1940’s, the majority of coffee plantations in Central America were planted with Typica. However, because this variety is both low yielding and highly susceptible to major coffee diseases, it has gradually been replaced across much of the Americas with Bourbon varieties such as Caturra, Catuai, and also hybrids. 

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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.