Marco Fidel Rodriguez is a farmer in Filo de Chillurco, in the Huila region of Colombia. Back in 2015, he’d only recently moved to selling his coffee to the specialty market, and started seeing the reward of higher prices, reflecting the higher quality. He reinvested this money into further improving his farm, building himself a new secadero (parabolic drier) to handle large volumes.
X Grade: designated as such by the importers Caravela Coffee, X is the quality grade above “micro-lot” and is essentially competition grade coffee.
Pink Bourbon varietal: a hybrid between Yellow and Red Bourbon varietals, believed to be a naturally-occurring mutation in the Huila area of Colombia. When the cherry is ripe and ready to pick, the colour is in the light red or ‘pinky’ spectrum.
Filo De Chillurco, Huila
Marco Fidel Rodriguez