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LUBIER BELTRAN

Specs

 

Producer    Lubier Beltran

Farm             Finca La Tijuana

Region         Palestina, Huila, Colmbia

Harvest       Early 2024

Varieties      Pink Bourbon

Process       Washed

Altitude        1,800

Importer     Quest

 

Alirio Ortega

Producer Profile

We visited Lubier Beltran’s farm with our importing partner Quest back in 2022. The farm was beautiful and it was clear that Lubier is passionate about specialty coffee production. So, we were very excited to find out that Lubier’s coffee was separated this year! Lubier’s farm, Finca La Tijuana, is located in Palestina, Huila. It consists of five hectares of which 3 are planted with coffee. The other two hectares are kept as a natural reserve. Lubier has been around coffee production his whole life, learning from his parents and helping them with every task he could. In 2020, after getting married, he puchased La Tijuana for him and his wife to live on.

Huila

Of the many growing regions in Colombia, the mountainous department of Huila in the south west of the country grows the most coffee. Huila enjoys a wide diversity of micro-climates, temperatures, altitudes and coffee varieties. In fact, coffee is grown in 35 of Huila's 37 municipalities. All of this means that the coffee coming out of this region is as diverse as the variables that influence its production.

Pink Bourbon

Initially thought to be a natural hybrid of Red and Yellow Bourbon, this variety, famed for its characteristically pink ripened cherries and equally unique flavour characteristics, has become highly sought after. It has now been genetically confirmed that Pink Bourbon is in fact an Ethiopian Landrace variety. On our trips to Colombia, we've seen the variety proliferate across Colombia, particularly in Huila, where it has become extremely popular amongst specialty focused coffee producers.

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Washed

Lubier processes his coffee in a simple but careful way. Upon harvesting, the cherries are left to ferment in the hopper for 30 hours, after which they are de-pulped and placed in tanks of submerged in water to ferment for an additional 75 hours. The parchment is then washed and left to dry in raised beds for around 12 – 15 days, depending on the weather.

TRANSPARENCY

IMPORTER

The Coffee Quest

FARMGATE 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.

2.55 million per carga (125kg of parchment)

FOB PRICING

$4.11 USD per lb

SUBTEXT PAID

$5.60 USD per lb

LOT SIZE

Total lot size of 350 kg of parchment. Subtext purchased 140 kg.

RELATIONSHIP LENGTH

Quest has been working with Lubier for three years and this is the first year we have purchased his coffee.

QUALITY

Subtext cupping score of 86