Offerings

RF3865

Giraldo Domingo

Colombia
Price Per BagUnavailable
Price Per LBUnavailable
Bags Available2
You must be logged in to see pricing, purchase coffee, or request samples.
If you do not have an account you can contact us for access.
My Account
Specifications
Origin
Region
Nariño
Altitude
1800 MASL
Variety
Colombia
Preparation
Process
Washed
Drying
12 days on patios or raised beds
Logistics
Status
Spot
Warehouse
Annex
Bag Weight
70 kgs
Bags Available
2
Results
Flavor Notes
apple cider, sweet spice, apricot jam
Target Score
86/87
About Giraldo Domingo

El Sause farm occupies a uniquely privileged geographical position within an area with a long and complex history.

For many years the avocado was the star product but all this changed when the guerrilla, poppy and coca entered the region. There were many years of instability and violence that forced a large portion of the local families to flee to the capitals.

Years later, once the conflict was controlled, the farmers returned and decided on masse to plant coffee. Sunlight, rain cycles and soils with high organic matter content created a fertile ecosystem for coffee cultivation here.

Despite adversity, the residents of the area have not forgotten their ancestral customs, such as the carnival of “Los Blancos y Negros”, a carnival that is celebrated every January. It tells the history of Colombia, the indigenous traditions, the slavery and the victory of independence from Spain.

This community is part of the protected area of the indigenous community of Aponte, with approximately 5,000 inhabitants of the Inga ethnic group from the Quechua. Their community has its own language and has special regulations imposed by its community, under the command of the indigenous governor and the indigenous guard.

Community members or day laborers are hired during the harvest season, while Giraldo’s farm maintains his own farm throughout the year. Cherry is processed for defects, depulped and dried on-site. Parchment coffee is loaded onto a mule for transport or driven to the nearest dry mill.

When coffee does not require immediate attention, Giraldo focus on growing food for his family, improving the construction of his processing area or home. Growing coffee is a family tradition and is one of the most exported agricultural crops next to cut flowers in Colombia.
In this iconic area where tradition and ancestral knowledge coexist with new modernization trends, the natural result is a coffee of exceptional quality.

Related Posts

Shipping Update

New Logistical Shocks Plus More Great Coffee on the Horizon: Q1 2024

January 17, 2024

Welcome to Q1 of 2024. As we bring in the last of our Peru & launch into Ethiopia, Mexico, & Kenya seasons, we also see logistical shocks due to both…

Read More
Shipping Update

The New Normal: Q4 2023

October 3, 2023

Here we are in the final quarter of 2023, & things are looking relatively stable for a change—or at least as close as we’ve gotten in a few years. On…

Read More
Sourcing

Inzá Harvest Update 2023

September 14, 2023

Inzá harvest is in full swing. After weeks on the ground cupping coffee, talking to producers, and making commitments, we’re getting ready to ship a stellar slate of coffees out…

Read More