Tasting notes: baked apple, golden kiwi, citrus fruits, coconut
By Hermes Martinez
Farm: Finca El Pedregal
Variety: Castillo, Colombia
Roasted By Not Even Coffee (Toronto)
Altitude: 1900mFermentation Time: 18 hours
Drying Time: 5 Days
Price Paid to Farmer(s): 1 000 000 COP per 125kg
Green Cost: 9.17 USD/kg
Supplier: Nordic Approach US
78 year old Hermes Martinez maintains a large farm spanning almost one hundred hectares of coffee trees. He is seasoned and well-respected for the vibrant and consistent coffee he produces each year. Due to the size of his lot he can keep costs low and is able to sell large volumes of coffee at competitive prices.
Finca El Pedregal takes 40 hectares of his land which consists of approximately 100,000 Colombia and Castillo trees and employs up to 90 pickers during peak harvesting season. The lot has been in production since the 1980’s. Martinez prefers to work with pickers from the neighbouring areas and provides transportation for the workers from the town center to the farm. When there is a large harvest he pays 400 pesos per kilo, and 500 pesos per kilo when harvest is winding down. A section of the farm is inaccessible to cars, so cherries must be transported on horseback. Martinez travels to the farm for harvest season (April to August), but for the rest of the year a local man named Wilson lives onsite and takes care of the farm with the help of his family.
A nearby spring is essential to the farm in times of drought and inconsistent rainfall, it is used to irrigate the plants. Located nearby the Galeras volcano, the soil here is described as “tierra negra” (black land). After the cherries are brought out of the plantation, they are weighed and depulped no later than 4pm. They are left out overnight to dry-ferment for 24 hours. Finally, they are washed and dried on patios or in a mechanical dryer.
LOCAL CONTACTLESS DELIVERY:
STORE PICKUP:THURSDAYS 1- 3PM, SATURDAYS 1-3PM
DELIVERY AREA: BETWEEN KEELE AND SHERBOURNE, ST CLAIR AND LAKE SHORE.
MINIMUM ONE FOOD ITEM PER ORDER FOR PURCHASING WINE AND BEER (AGCO MANDATE)