Gregorio Gallego

I produced the organic coffee you have in your hands!

Finca La Conejera

Gregorio's farm is located on top of a mountain in the central Andes of Colombia. The farm contains Bourbon, Caturra, Colombia and Castillo varieties. The family house is also used for pulping, fermenting, washing and drying.​

Due to the economic, institutional and security problems that affect the coffee-growing industry in Colombia, many local families have been indirectly forcing younger generations out of the region and into the bigger cities in search of better opportunities, but Gregorio was one of his 9 brothers who wanted to be a farmer as his father instead of moving to Medellin.

Colombia

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October-November-December 2018

Gregorio has a very strict cherry selection criteria on his farm. After screening, only the ripe cherries are allowed into the de-pulping machine. The fermentation process period takes roughly 28 hours. After fermentation, the coffee is washed and sun dried on patios and drying beds until 11% of humidity, then a coffee sample is taken to the Lab.

Parchment coffee is packaged and stored in the farm until lab results are available and price is agreed

HARVEST

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Score: 84

Variety: Caturra, Castillo and Colombia

Beans: 100% Arabica

Taste: Delightful flavors of sweet caramel and passion fruit. Well balanced taste with a slight hint of chocolate.

Coffee Lab: Rituales

Due to the onsite education provided by Colombian Artisan Coffee, Gregorio has improved his scores from 82 to 84. We continue experimenting new methods according to the varieties.

 

COFFEE LAB

January 6-2019

According to the score 84 Colombian Artisan Coffee offer to Gregorio 25% more than the market price. 

Gregorio happily agreed .

The coffee is weigh and stored in Colombian Artisan Coffee warehouse under right conditions to preserve the right humidity and quality.

1 week later the coffee is shipped to the milling  in Medellin

TRADE

February 2019

 

The parchment is milled carefully by farm and screen size over 16 is packed in grain pro bags and coffee sacks to to preserve the right humidity and quality.

3 sacks of Finca La Conejera are ready to be exported from Colombia to the UK.

LOT PACKING

The microlot from Finca La Conejera is loaded in a container with other specialty coffee.

Update: March 1 the coffee arrives to the port in Cartagena Colombia

Update: April 4 the coffee arrives to Rotterdam

Update: April 30 the coffee has arrived to the UK

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