Alfredo & Eunilver Castaño Colombia - 250g
Farm: El Recinto & El Futuro
Altitude: 1700 to 1900 Masl
Process: Washed, 360h Extended Fermentation
Cup Notes: Floral, Raspberry, Lemongrass, Caramel
Meet Alfredo and Eunilver Castaño, the brothers behind the renowned Los Castaño coffee farms. Through adversity, conflict, and challenges, their journey has transformed barren lands into thriving coffee plantations. This is all while uplifting their community and producing exceptional coffee.
In 2012, the brothers, along with local families, founded Asocafe Tatama, a collective of high-quality coffee producers.
This alliance aimed to enhance coffee value and uplift living standards through collaboration. With 95 families joining the association, their efforts gained momentum. The collaboration attracted Socodevi, an NGO, and Q Processing instructor Hernando Tapasco, who played a pivotal role in shaping the future.
Under Hernando Tapasco's guidance, the Castaño brothers discovered new coffee processing techniques. Their pursuit of excellence led them to specialty coffee, where they could surpass commodity prices. Eunilver focused on production, while Alfredo became a Level 2 Q Professor at the Coffee Quality Institute. Their joint efforts honed their skills in fermentation, processing, and drying, resulting in remarkable coffees.