El Paraiso - Castillo

70kg micro-lot available for filter only

El Paraiso, Cauca, Colombia – Advanced Washed Castillo

– “An outstanding and immaculately processed Castillo lot by talented and innovative producer Alex Bermudez”.

What to expect in the cup

Peach melba, Apricot, Mirabelle plum. Floral and sweet like dessert with extraordinary flavour profile and exceptional balance in the cup.

£18.00

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This Castillo lot has undertaken an advanced washed fermentation process by following: STEP 1 HARVESTING RIPE CHERRY, FLOAT, CHERRY DISINFECTION OZONATED WATER STEP 2 ANAEROBIC CHERRY FERMENTATION IN A BIOREACTOR FOR 48 HOURS AT 19°C STEP 3 PULPING, FERMENTATION OF MUSCILAGO FOR 48 HOURS TEMPERATURE 17° STEP 4 LEACHED TO MAINTAIN THE PH 5 DEGREES BRITZ 18 STEP 5 MACHINE DRYING FOR 36 HOURS TEMPERATURE 38-42 DEGREES
Alex Bermudez, born in Bolivar Cauca, co-owner of the El Paraíso farm located in the municipality of Piendamo in Cauca, came to the world of coffee under the influence of his brother Diego Samuel Bermudez who, thanks to his studies in agricultural business administration, came to learn and become quite interested in this topic. Although the family was not a coffee grower, they had a farm where Diego was able to start planting his first coffee crop, where he would pave the way not only for himself, but also for his family who supported him in the idea. This is how one day Alex gets the opportunity to work with his brother, leaving aside his law career. Diego, due to his extensive knowledge, begins to work in the national federation of coffee growers and it is Alex who is left with the role of taking charge of the farm, completely unaware of the subject, accepts trusting in the teachings of his brother, who without hesitation endowed him with the knowledge absolute to work hand in hand, this is how as a team they took it upon themselves to go beyond traditional techniques, even creating their own equipment to produce a very high quality coffee. Today Alex Bermudez is the quality director of INDESTEC S.A.S, a family business whose purpose is to improve the conditions of production, processing and marketing of specialty coffee in the world, thus helping large and small producers. family work is what has made Alex feel so grateful and lucky today, because as he himself says, material things do not matter but the other earnings he has obtained thanks to coffee, satisfaction, learning, love for work, family unity and above all the power to help so many coffee growers who, like them, begin an unknown path with much sacrifice as is the world of the coffee grower.