From Antioquia, Colombia...

This gorgeous washed Chiroso variety from Doña Carmen Montoya's farm in Antioquia, Colombia took 7th place at our importing partner The Coffee Quest's inaugural Antioquia Magico competition. In the cup we find deep honeyed sweetness, peach, and soft florals.

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Doña Carmen Montoya

Specs

Producer     Doña Carmen Cecilia Montoya

Farm             Buena Vista

Region         Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia

Varieties       Chiroso

Process       Washed

Altitude       2000 masl

Importer     The Coffee Quest

Story

Doña Carmen Montoya

Back in 2004, Doña Carmen purchased her farm, Finca Buena Vista, which sits at an altitude of approximately 2000 masl. Incentivized by producer competitions, her focus, from the start, was on producing specialty coffee. After 10 years of work, in 2014, she won first place in the Cup of Excellence with a "new" variety, which she called Chiroso. Since then, the variety has grown in popularity amongst other farmers in Antoquia.

She lives and works at the farm on her own, but during the harvest, she hires a team exclusively made up of local women to help with picking. Her motivation is not only to grow excellent coffee, and sustain herself, but also to help support the families of these other women. At Finca Buena Vista, Doña Carmen also grows avocado, plantains, yuca, corn and a garden.

Antioquia

Boasting altitudes of up to 2,200 masl, Antioquia is a region well suited to coffee growing, but has gone relatively unrecognised in the international specialty market. This has begun to change in recent years, with the growth in populartity of the Chiroso variety, which is grown almost exclusively in Antioquia.

Chiroso

Chiroso is a relatively "new" variety, having come to prominence after Carmen Montoya won the Cup of Excellence in 2014 with it. The variety has grown in popularity, and is grown primarily in Antioquia. Often referred to as Caturra Chiroso, it has actually been identified as an Ethiopian Landrace variety. Some of the best expressions of the variety show beautiful florality and crisp acidity

Washed

The coffee is de-pulped the same day as it is picked, and then fermented for 96 hours before being fully washed and then dried for 15 days.

Transparency

Importer

The Coffee Quest

FOB Pricing

What's this?

FOB: "Freight on board," usually the price paid to the coffee exporter for coffee ready to ship. This includes price paid to the producer as well as milling, warehousing and transportation costs plus any intermediaries' fees and export costs.

Farmgate: the price paid by the exporter or other buyer to the producer or producer organization.

$5.47 USD per lb

Lot Size

Lot size of 175 kg. We purchased all of it.

Relationship Length

This is the first year Subtext has purchased Doña Carmen's coffee.

Quality

Subtext cupping score of 87