Colombia

Jose Elicas Martinez Guzman

Released May 8, 2019

Tasting notes

Nashi pear, apricot, complex florals
Medium bodied with crisp acidity

Jose Martinez was born and raised on a coffee farm in a traditionally coffee growing family. From his parents he learned everything about coffee: from taking care of the coffee trees to good post-harvesting practices.

When he was just 16 years old, he decided to leave the family home and he ended up working as a bus driver, travelling across the whole country for more than a decade.

One day, looking for a more stable life, he decided to come back home. He bought his father’s farm to start his own path.

José Martinez has become a farmer like no other. He’s passionate, innovative, and always looking for opportunities and advices to become better and improve his quality. He keeps his trees healthy and very well pruned, he measures his fermentation process to determine the best time to end fermentation and achieve the perfect balance of flavours.

In 2014, José Martinez had a very small drying bed for his harvest, but with the extra income he’s received from specialty coffee since then, he’s been able to enlarge his drying patios and improve the infrastructure.

Jose says his life has been transformed since he has been producing specialty coffee. The extra incomes that he receives has changed his mind set and his perspective of coffee. He now takes better care of every single step of the process.

Country

Colombia

Region

Palestina, Huila

Altitude

1800m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Washed

Producer

Jose Elicas Martinez Guzman

Harvested

May 2018

Map showing location of Colombia Jose Elicas Martinez Guzman


What makes up Colombia Jose Elicas Martinez Guzman?

Varietals

Caturra varietal

Caturra is a natural mutation of Bourbon that was originally discovered in Brazil in 1937, considered to be the first naturally occurring mutation ever discovered.

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 Huila region of Colombia

This region boasts the perfect combination of high quality soil and geography and is quickly becoming one of the largest coffee producing regions in Colombia. One of the best regarded regions for high quality, fruit driven coffee.

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.

Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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