Tasting Notes: Apricot, Honey, Clean
Varietal: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Sourced By: Collaborative Coffee Source
*Coffees are roasted every Monday and shipped Tuesday
Exported by the wonderful folks at Fairfield in Colombia, here is what CCS has to say about them:
Alejandro Renjifo, Fairfield’s founder and president, has a background one might not expect from someone bumping along the dirt roads in and around Acevedo. In his early career as a coffee economist, Alejandro held long stints at both the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Federación Nacionale de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC). One highlight from these experiences is that during his time he was responsible for launching the FNC’s specialty division in North America. During a time when Colombian coffee was mainly characterized by Juan Valdéz, a fictional character, Alejandro was pushing for the FNC to recognize the incredible diversity of Colombian terroir.
This background and history, while impressive, isn’t what inspires our confidence in Alejandro and his team. What mostly strikes us about the Fairfield team is that they value and have cultivated excellent palates as well as possessing a keen sense of how to forge good and interpersonal relations with each smallholder with whom they work. Understanding and finding the balance between these two elements of procuring specialty requires great skill.