Colombia | El Obraje (washed)
Pablo Andres Guerrero
Blood Orange | Coconut | Hibiscus | Lemon
- 2 oz Single Brew (10/12 cups)
- 12 oz
- 1 lbs
- 5 lbs
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Mr. Pablo Guerrero was the first to introduce coffee to the Tangua area outside of the city of Pasto in the year 2000. The town used to be a wheat and bean production area, but, as business started to falter, Mr. Guerrero saw an opportunity to explore with coffee. It was risky because he was unsure how productive coffee would be at such a high elevation, but coffee flourished and now others are following in his footsteps.
Pablo Guerrero’s farm Hacienda El Obraje is one of the most stunning properties in the mountains of the Nariño department. Originally the hundred-hectare farm was an apple orchard, and the transition to coffee has been challenging yet rewarding. Mr. Guerrero’s background in architecture leads him to approach coffee from both passionate and pragmatic angles, applying planting and processing strategies designed for long term farm health.
El Obraje is equipped with a small but extremely tidy wet mill on the property. Coffee processing begins as soon as the cherries are harvested. Geisha plots were harvested between February and May of 2018 as cherries ripened slowly. Each day after harvest, cherries fermented for 25 hours in tile tanks and were then dried on the raised beds of the solar dryer for an average of 30 days. The drying time is variable, as this year there was not much sun in general, but many days with high temperatures.
Read more about Hacienda El Obraje’s history and current practices.