Farm/Producer: Felix Samboni
Region: Colombia, Huila
Altitude: 1630 masl
Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Cup Profile: Apple crumble, figs, juicy mouthfeel
As you can tell Colombia will always be a mainstay of our coffee offering. This time around we are showcasing one of the leaders in Colombian coffee, specifically in the Huila, Palestina region Felix Samboni.
Don Felix has been producing coffees for over 40 years and through this passion, started a small farm called El Diamante 30 years ago. He passed on his passion and knowledge for coffee to his daughters who went on to start farms of their own.
Interestingly our last Colombian coffees came from El Puente which is owned and run by his daughter Claudia Samboni and her husband Rodrigo Sanchez. Felix has normally worked part of their community of farmers, but this time out he has stepped into the limelight to showcase his hard work and the efforts of El Diamante's harvest.
Cherries are pulped the same day of collection, fermented for 60 hours in floatation tanks, and are then allowed a subsequent drying period of up to 16 days