Our Coffees Finca Carrizo

Finca Carrizo
COLOMBIA
Omaira Zambrano

Nectarines and stone-fruit with medium to bright acidity and citrus body - medium roast

COLOMBIA
Omaira Zambrano

Nectarines and stone-fruit with medium to bright acidity and citrus body - medium roast

Finca Carrizo is the fourth coffee to arrive from our competition in Nariño this year (see La Peña). Omaira Zambrano bought Finca Carrizo with her husband Jesús Alfredo Morales in 2006. At the time it was being used to keep pasture for horses with just a small amount of coffee planted. They grew beans for a while but now concentrate exclusively on coffee. Omaira and Jesús have been participating in our competitions for the last five years. The premiums paid they have received have helped them to make repairs to their house, refurbish their wet-mill and plant more trees - Carrizo is a small farm (in comparison to other areas of Colombia) and they need to make full use of all the land they have. They plan this year to upgrade their drying poly-tunnel by extending it and getting new covers. The extension will be really important in the next couple of years as they have 5000 more trees coming into production very soon.