6.75€ – 23.00€
The farm is in hands of the Rodriguez – Luethje Family since 1959.
The initial road was built around 1965 to connect the farm with the town Union Juarez. Years of hard work had to be invested to rebuild the plantation and to modernize the wet and dry milling facilities. Nowadays the farm management takes care of weed control in a mainly manual way to protect the environment and the same goes for the shade management.
Muxbal recognizes that it is only with enough beneficial sun that they will get the optimum quantity and quality of the beans.
It is only with educated and well-prepared staff that all things work smoothly, from the picking of the ripe cherries, to the proper wet and dry process and many other activities required on the farm. Besides the housing and sanitary facilities, there is a school, a childcare nursery and a medical facility on the farm. Finca Muxbal is RFA certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria.
Los Dos Socios is a 10-manzana farm with 226 coffee trees on it. Coffees are picked and depulped the same day, then fermented dry for 18–24 hours before being washed three times and laidon patios and nylon tarps to dry for 3.5–6 days, weather depending. This coffee makes for a perfectly sweet and smooth espresso.
There are about 600 producers in the region who are served by Beriti Washing Station, many of whom own less than 1 hectare of farmland on which they typically grow other crops like bananas and corn. The washing station was founded in the year 2000, and produces both Natural and Washed lots. Producers deliver the coffee in cherry form, and it will be sorted from there and prepared for processing. Natural coffees are dried on raised beds: It takes about 8–20 days for the Naturals to dry depending on the sun access and temperature.
This is great for a more daring espresso or an aromatic filter coffee.
This coffee from Huila makes for a very balanced espresso with chocolatey notes, but with a pleasant acidity making the cup more bright. Still the acidity is not that dominant, so it will work perfectly well as an espresso base in milk beverages.
This coffee from Daterra Classics is perfect as a starting point in Specialty Coffee. It is easier to manage as an extraction in espresso and its sensory profile is very pleasant for any taste buds, as it is sweet, with a medium low acidity and a round syrupy body. It marries perfectly with cow’s milk as well as any kind of vegetal milk for its attenuated acidity will not interact negatively with the milk proteins.