Colombia - El Vampiro
A mild coffee with chocolate and caramel, but also freshness of orange and a hint of rosewater
We are proud of our Vampiro; this pure, organic coffee is the only one in Antioquia that is 100% certified organic. The coffee trees are raised on the pristine steep slopes of the Andes overlooking the Cauca River. Finca owner Luis Emilio Vélez allows the vampire bats on his Finca to live inside his coffee storage. Right above the well-protected coffee bags.
Coffee grower / Medical Doctor Luis Emilio does not allow any compromise to produce his characteristic pure coffee.
Finca Cocondo is situated in the municipality of Titiribí, a tiny town high on the rim of a mountain with views of two valleys and the wild Cauca river, the second river of Colombia. For many years it wasn’t safe to cross the river. The other side was guerrilla territory. But now there’s no such problem anymore.
The plantation has been developed without harming any of the original vegetation. A walk through the coffee fields feels more like a pleasant (though steep) forest stroll. Luis Emilio even created an eco-trail, complete with signs, that winds through various lots with different varieties, a spring and even a small fall that he sometimes uses as a shower.
|Farm/Washing Station||Coffee Finca Cocondo|
|Altitude||1400 - 1600m|