Colombia - Diego Samuel Bermudez 250g
Farmer: Diego Samuel Bermudez
Farm: Finca El Paraiso
Altitude: 1930 masl
Region: Piendamo, Cauca
Process: Experimental Protocol
Cup Notes: Juicy, Ripe Plum, Berry Jam, Transparent, Lavender
Diego’s family did not grow coffee, but he was fascinated by his friend's farm from a very early age. As he studied Agri-Business Management, Diego convinced his family to let him plant coffee trees on a small parcel of their farm, which he cultivated and sold his cherries to local cooperatives which allowed him to pay for his studies.
Today, Finca el Paraiso is a family business focused on innovation and quality. Diego and his team analyse all processing steps. Diego became a certified Level 2 Q Processing Professional, which allows him to see and understand how pH, temperature and microorganisms affect coffee cup profiles. Every variable of the fermentation is controlled and optimised: from the yeast, they add, to the time the cherries ferment, the temperature of the tank or of the water. Since 2015 Finca El Paraiso has positioned itself as a producer of speciality coffee through participation in various regional and national competitions, and as a family business dedicated to the cultivation, processing, and marketing of high-quality coffee.