Colombia

Alirio Rivera

Flavours of vanilla, pear, blood orange
Body     Acidity

Best as black espresso/filter

In the south of Colombia, in the department of Nariño, we arrive to the municipality of Buesaco. It is a place where specialty coffee has found a sweet spot, with many coffee farmers in the last decade switching to quality and producing amazing coffees. It is here, surrounded by mountains, that we meet Paulo Alirio Rivera, who takes us to his farm Ortega.

He has been surrounded with coffee all his life, as his father is a coffee producer and he started learning through him. Later on in life, he graduated from Agroindustry and started working in a coffee company. With all the learning he had amassed from the coffee world, he decided to start with his own coffee production.

So, 10 years ago Paulo Alirio started his own coffee production, making the switch to specialty coffee 4 years ago. This change, made him look differently the production of coffee as he started making changes in cherry picking, processing, and drying. It also has allowed him to experiment and move out of the traditional ways of processing coffee. As per the management of the farm he has someone in charge of the daily chores while he dedicates completely to processing and commercialization the coffee.

Paulo Alirio is also a taster, so for him overseeing processing is a way of keeping control of quality and checking out how the experiments are coming out.

His biggest challenges as of right know are incrementing the production of the farm as only 4 hectares are dedicated to coffee with the total area being 6 hectares. And he wants to optimize resources and the administrative organization of the farm. Paulo Alirio wants to keep improving and invites you to get to know his farm and cup some coffee with him.

Producer

Alirio Rivera

Country

Colombia

Region

Nariño

Altitude

1850m above sea level

Varietals

Typica

Process

Washed

Body

Medium

Acidity

Balanced

Roast style

Omniroast

What makes up Colombia Alirio Rivera?

Varietals

Typica varietal

Considered to be one of the ‘genus’ varietals from which all other varietals have mutated from

The location

Coffee from Colombia

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and benefits greatly from having one of the most unique and complex set of micro-climates of all coffee producing nations.


The Nariño region of Colombia

One of the highest growing regions in Colombia, producing some truly complex coffees

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


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