Farm: Finca La Pila
Owner: Rodolfo Garcia and his wife Reina
Region: Santa Ana la Montana, Fraijanes
Varietal: Bourbon, Red Catuai, Yellow Catuai, Pache
Altitude: 1700 – 1750 meters above sea level
Size of Finca: 2 hectares
Tasting notes: Plum, chocolate, caramel, grapefruit, with good acidity
Bag Size: 30KG
Finca La Pila is proudly run by Rodolfo Garcia and his wife Reina. Rodolfo has basically been in coffee his whole life. When he was young, he used to work on farms as a coffee picker to earn money. And when he was 25 years old, he inherited a plot of land from his father, so that he could start his own farm business. Little by little he managed to make steps ahead, increase the volume of his coffee, and invest in another plot of land.
Rodolfo is always eager to work on the quality of his coffee. Not only on the practices of the farm, like doing soil analysis so he knows what’s best for the plants, but also off the farm itself. He even adopted a bicycle for depulping of his cherries!
Rodolfo’s excitement is contagious, so his neighbours want to join in. So, this season, he coordinated the collection of cherries every afternoon at his farm La Pila so he could get his neighbours involved as well.
After collection, all cherries are pulped, fermented, washed and dried at our own farm in Fraijanes, El Hato. And the result of this collaboration is this wonderful lot.