El Vergel - "Guava Banana Deluxe"

Rare & Exclusive lot (89+ points)

El Vergel, Tolima, Colombia – Natural CM Caturra “Guava Banana Deluxe”

– “Yet another gem from our friends Elias & Shady Bayter with this extraordinary Carbonic Maceration nano-lot of Caturra varietal”. 

What to expect in the cup

Strawberry, guava, ripe banana. Very sweet, tropical and exotic cup profile with luscious creamy mouthfeel and perfect structure.


This “Guava Banana Deluxe” nano lot is from a unique part of the lot of the highest part of our Guava Banana microlot, which was made with a batch of 282 kg of coffee cherry and was taken with our CM process which consist of reaching a PH of 3.8 with several CO2 micro-injections during the process and taken for a 5 steps drying process which has been developed at the farm El Vergel to highlight the complexity and body of the natural processed coffees.
This coffee is produced in the El Vergel farm in Fresno, Tolima, by the brothers Shady & Elias Bayter, who have been involved in farming from childhood, following the steps of their parents, who started as avocado growers. The experience of growing up in the countryside created a strong bond between the brothers, farming and the region where they grew up. In 2012, they ventured into the world of coffee and fell in love with it. Immense dreams around coffee were born. Two years later, they discovered the specialty coffee movement and that’s when they found the direction they wanted for El Vergel and for themselves to pursue. In 2016, after several years of researching coffee varieties, appropriate climates and soils, the Bayter brothers kickstarted a varietal project at Finca El Vergel. The farm has a special microclimate thanks to the proximity to the snow-capped volcano Nevado del Ruiz, on whose slopes El Vergel is located.