Finca La Fortaleza is a four hectare farm run by Carmen Gagnay. The majority of the farm is devoted to growing coffee, with around three hectares planted primarily with the Bourbon varietal.
They also tend to a smaller crop of the less common Sidra varietal, which is what you’re enjoying in this delivery.
Among the coffee trees there are also other plants, such as yuca, beans, corn, and sugar cane. The coffee is picked for around four months of the year. Like all coffee harvests, it’s a manual process of picking coffee cherries only when ripe, which are then de-pulped the same day, then fermented dry for at least 15 hours.
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