Colombia El Camilo

Colombia El Camilo

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The Details

Region: Southwestern Antioquia - Amagá Town
Origin: Colombia
Variety: Castillo Rosario
Process: Natural
Elevation: 1800 - 1900 m
Best for: Espresso
Tasting Notes: Peach, Caramel, Blueberries


The Story

John Jairo Rojas's first farm was given to him by his father when he was 15 years old in 1982. He planted 500trees and since then started his career as a
coffee producer, taking care of everything himself and basing every decision on all of the knowledge, his father had passed to him until that time.
In 1993 John got married to Sonia Granados, his current wife and together they grew their farm to 4,000 trees in 1998 and then 7,000 more a few years later. In 1995 they had their first child named Camilo and in 1999 they had a daughter whom they named Ana Maria.
Today The Rojas Granados family has a plantation of 18,000 trees located to

An altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level. Thanks to all the years of experience and the advantage of having healthy and rich soil, John has gotten to produce an excellent complex coffee.

During the harvest time, workers walk the fields every day picking only the ripe cherries, all cherries do not ripen at the same time so it is necessary to pass by the same tree several times during a harvest period. At the end of the day, John and his workers float and
sort the cherries to remove all of the unripe or bad ones, then they pack the cherries inside a grain pro bag and seal them completely to prevent access to oxygen and let them ferment in the shade for two full days before putting them in the evening on the raised beds where they continue to ferment without sun for 12 hours. After this, the cherries will start drying and Sonia makes sure to turn them
often every day to ensure drying.