Notes: Peach, Braeburn apple, roasted almonds, Oolong tea
Process: 24 Hours Fermentation - Fully Washed
Drying Process: Dried on parabolic beds
Roast: Medium Roast
Farmer: Familia Gómez
Altitude: 1,900 masl
La Argentina is a distinctive and delicate coffee that suits any brewing method. With notes of peach, Braeburn apple, roasted almonds and Oolong tea, it is an excellent example of a lively and clean coffee and perfect for those wanting to introduce themselves to the world of Colombian coffee.
When her husband passed away over a decade ago, Isuara Martinez was unsure what she was going to do about maintaining the family’s 6-hectare coffee farm, located in the prime coffee-growing land of Tabor in Timaná, Huila. She was in her 50s and wasn’t up to all the work required to continue farming high quality coffee. In a development unusual in rural Colombia today, where small farms are increasingly subdivided into ever smaller parcels as they are passed onto the children of a farm’s owner, Doña Isuara’s children decided to help manage their family’s lot collectively.
Some 10 years on, Familia Gomez is an amazing example of how coffee growing can be passed on through generations in rural Colombia. Currently, four brothers and sisters and their families manage the farm, and Doña Isuara manages her own small plot. Alvaro, Juan, Gloria and Fabiola Gómez now live in different houses on the property, each taking care of different plots but wet processing their days’ pickings together in the farm ́s old and original wet mill.