Colombia Finca El Chaferote


Finca El Chaferote is located in San Agustin, Huila, Colombia, and is a family-run affair, but the son, Erick Bravo, leads the specialty coffee focus. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 1,600 m.a.s.l. and consists of 9 hectares. Of those 9 hectares, approximately 2.5 are considered reserves (the farm sits right on the banks of the Magdalena River, one of the most important in Colombia), and the rest in coffee. They currently grow the following varieties: 15,000 trees of Pink Bourbon, 1,000 trees of Variedad Colombia, 2,000 trees of Castillo, and 4,000 trees of Catimore. This lot is 100% Pink Bourbon, the variety Erick focuses on regarding their highest quality coffees. This lot was fermented for 48 hours in cherry, followed by another 36-hour dry-ferment after de-pulping. Upon washing the coffees, they are laid out to dry in a greenhouse for approximately 15-20 days, depending on the weather. Erick’s attention to quality pays off with this stunning coffee. It has floral notes with pomegranate.