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El Tractor

Speedy Lactic

Finca: El Tractor

Don Gabriel

Over the mountain in La Sierra neighborhood, commune 8 of Medellín, there is El Tractor Farm.  Don Gabriel Cortes has the highest grown and also one of the highest scored coffee that we have, his red bourbon coffee recently won the best coffee cupped in Medellin award and the 4th place in the Master of Cafe Colombia.

The coffee is grown in La Sierra, Medellin at 2,300 meters above sea level. He has been a farmer since he was a child however, like many in the mountains above the Aburrá Valley, Don Gabriel is a survivor. He
came to La Sierra displaced from his farm in Vegachí by violence in the region more than 16 years ago,
as a result of this he left everything and started a new chapter in his life growing his award-winning
coffee on the outside skirts in Medellin.

This is a special batch with an experimental fermentation process.





Febuary 2022


Don Gabriel has a very strict cherry selection criteria on his farm, once the cherries are picked by hand, he brings them to the processing centre. After screening, only the ripe cherries are allowed into the fermentation process.

This quick lactic fermentation allows for the growth of lactic acid bacteria under anaerobic conditions with oxygen restriction and high temperature. The bacteria feed on the sugar present in the mucilage, generating a high concentration of lactic acid, checking constantly the PH level and temperature. After fermentation, the coffee is sun-dried with the skin on patios and drying beds until 11% humidity. 

The total time for the fermentation is 76 hours.



Score: 88/89

Varieties: Red Bourbon.

Beans: 100% Arabica

Taste: Delightful notes of caramel and mandarine. Well-balanced taste.

Coffee Lab: Rituales, La Fabrica



March 2022

According to the score 88 Colombian Artisan Coffee paid to the farmers 250% more than the coffee market price.

The coffee is weighed and transported to the milling.



April 2022


The parchment is milled carefully and screen size over 14 is packed in grain pro bags and coffee sacks to preserve the right humidity and quality.

The sacks from El Tractor are ready to be exported from Colombia to the UK.

Packaging Factory


May 2022


The micro-lot  is ready for export, the coffee is transported to the Cartagena Port

July 2022

The container arrives to the UK

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