Producer: Los Pinos
Varieties: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
Elevation: 1600 meters
Drying: 15 Days Raise Beds Under Parabolic Cover
Tasting Notes: Honey, Strawberry Jam, Dark Chocolate
Ana Elisa Collazos, from Pitalito, was on March 8th, 1953. Like so many other coffee
producers, Ana has been around coffee production her entire life. She has been active on Finca Los Pinos for 40 years. The farm is 8 hectares and dedicated to growing coffee and bananas. Ana is a quality focused coffee producer and always looking for ways to improve her processes. We are excited to offer Ana’s delicious coffee this season.
Colombia has been the foundation on which we’ve been able to stand and deliver our message to the specialty roasting community all over the world. A profound curiosity to explore new areas east of Nevado del Huila has opened doors for discovery and new partnerships. We pay homage to Saul Sanmiguel, the versed General Manager of Cadefihuila and family owned Sanmiguel Colombiana Agricola, who first approached Red Fox early 2017. The relationship with Saul and his son, Leonardo, has been seamless as we continue to work with the Sanmiguel family through discovery, while having a consensus in core values. Along with Inza, Cauca, Huila was among the first regions we sourced from in Colombia. Long time customers will recognize Acevedo, Bruselas and Palestina from years past. We are pleased to offer these again this harvest as the quality is exceptional.
Northern Huila is known to have one harvest period that begins in May and ends in July, where other regions of Colombia are harvesting most of the year. Southern Huila’s harvest season is much later in the year, as most cherry is collected between the months of November and December. Southern Huila municipalities Acevedo, San Augustin and La Plata closely border Cauca Inza and Caquetá and are an hour away from Pitalito by car. One could say, Huila is always blooming and each individual microclimate can be attributed its quality, however, it is truly the work of the producers who meticulously harvest ripe, red cherries during those months along with a refined beneficio.