Maria Edilma Medina

Released February 28, 2018

Tasting notes

Rosehip, red apple, grape jelly
Medium bodied with medium acidity

We’re proud to be returning to La Esperanza for a third year to share with you.

Finca La Esperanza is owned by Maria Edilma Medina, who moved to the Huila region ten years ago to escape violence and conflict elsewhere in Colombia.

She bought the farm in partnership with Elias and Isaias Lizcano (her father-in-law) and he helps manage the farm and maintain quality.

After studying the PECA education program run by our sourcing partners Caravela, Maria feels better able to manage the farm, and the higher quality crops are earning better prices.

The move from commodity coffee to specialty coffee was a great way to improve her life: the extra money has helped pay some of her debts and also better provide for her family. Before focusing on specialty coffee she says it was difficult to take care of her farm because of a lack of money, but she’s now able to reinvest in improving the quality of her crop.

Across nine hectares they grow 1,600 Caturra and 2,000 Castillo trees, producing around 1,100kg of coffee.

This latest lot which we’re sharing in this delivery was a very small 75 kilograms – meaning you’re one of a few people who’ll get the chance to drink this delicious coffee.

Country: Colombia

Region: Gigante, Huila

Altitude: 1700m

Varietals: Caturra, Castillo

Process: Washed

Producer: Maria Edilma Medina

Map showing location of Colombia Maria Edilma Medina

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