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Los Angeles - Colombia | 250g100 % SSL-gesichert
The long fermentation of this Pink Bourbon lot brings about complex and ripe soft fruit character, punctuated by a citrus acidity.
- María Bercelia Martínez Producer
- Huila Region
- 1700 masl Altitude
- Pink Bourbon Varietal
- Washed Process
- December 2020 Harvest
We are excited to work with María Bercelia Martínez and her project Finca Los Angeles for the first time. This farm is located just outside the town of Acevedo, in Southern Huila, not far from the big coffee industry centre of Pitalito. María has a long history in agriculture, having grown up in Nariño on a cattle farm. She moved with her husband to Putomayo in the far south of Colombia, and opened a hardware store. However, this was a time of great turmoil in the region, one of the worst affected by guerrilla violence and coca production. The couple were displaced from their house by the violence, and moved to Pitalito to start fresh. They eventually purchased the land that became Los Angeles in 2010, as they had heard that coffee production could be a profitable business. María and José had very little experience with coffee, so were initially aided by the Colombian coffee producing union, the FNC, and now grow coffee on 13.5 hectares. Although mainly planted with Colombia and Caturra, they also have small plots of Pink Bourbon and Geisha. This lot is an example of the former, depulped, fermented for 36 hours and washed. This rather long fermentation leads to a soft and complex fruit profile, with a crisp citrus acidity.