Colombia Finca El Chimbo
Crisp, Raspberry, Floral, Almond
Finca El Chimbo is located in the municipality of Buesaco, in Nariño, Colombia and the owner, Irene Burbano, has been producing coffee for more than 30 years. The farm, situated at between 1,950 and 2,050 masl, consists of 2 Ha and Irene grows only the Caturra varietal. The coffee is fermented in traditional tanks for roughly 15 hours and then dried in semi-shade for approximately 5 days. In addition, Irene also picks and purchases coffee cherries from neighboring farms, allowing her to produce a bigger lot compared to the size of her farm. She is 100% dedicated to quality as evidenced in the cup and considered a role model in the community, helping her neighbors and friends with their coffees. As a result, she won the "Mujer Cafetera" award (Female Coffee Grower) in the Mejor de Nariño (Best of Nariño) contest earlier this year run by local exporter InConexus. She dreams of continuing to spread the love of coffee growing within her community and being recognized globally for the quality of coffee she producers.