Cherry Bakewell, Plum Jam, Rooibos & Maple Syrup
ABOUT THE FARM
El Carrizo by Edilma Piedrahita
Origin - Colombia, Huila
Process - Washed
Varietal - Pink Bourbon
Edilma grew up on a coffee farm and purchased Finca El Carrizo with her husband. When her husband fell ill in 2020, it was her connection to working on her farm that helped her grieve.
Of her 6 sons, 3 live with her on the farm, one of whom helps to operate the farm. Edilma also employs 2 full time workers who have been with her since 2014 to help her with everything from pruning and fertilising to harvesting. The profit she receives from selling high quality lots like this one helps to maintain these employees. Since they understand her standards, she feels retaining them is a good investment in the future of her farm and coffee quality.
Pink Bourbon is a very rare hybrid varietal of Yellow and Red Bourbon. The hybrid, almost exclusively grown in Colombia, most often presents a good quality cup score, good productivity and easy adaptability meaning it can be pretty resilient with its climate and is good against leaf rust diseases.