COLOMBIA Alonso Bustos
čerešňa, čokoláda, javorový sirup, nektarinka, ananás
Alonso Bustos plans to be on his farm every day for the rest of his life and continue improving it each day. His coffee is the result of conscious effort and intention, he says and he wants those drinking it to know the time and care he put into it.
Alonso is a second-generation coffee producer who’s been cultivating coffee for over 50 years. He inherited Finca El Mirador through his wife. Today, they live on the farm with their 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Alonso’s children inspired his to start producing specialty coffee in 2017. His grandchildren are showing interest in becoming coffee farmers themselves.
In order to produce specialty coffee, Alonso worked with hired laborers to ensure only ripe, red cherry is collected. Cherry is fermented anaerobically in sealed bags for 120 hours. Following fermentation, cherry is laid on marquesinas to dry. Cherry is raked frequently to ensure even drying.