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Octavio Rueda

White nectarines, raspberries, juicy acidity, medium body, medium roast

COLOMBIA
Octavio Rueda

White nectarines, raspberries, juicy acidity, medium body, medium roast

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We hold annual competitions in Huila and Nariño and we are delighted with the new coffees arriving from our latest event in Huila. During the competition we invite farmers to submit samples and we then spend four weeks hulling, sample roasting and tasting all the coffees, culminating with a presentation and award ceremony. The premium paid to all the winners helps to pay off mortgages, build new houses and invest in farm maintenance and equipment. Octavio has been successful in our competition for years and we now buy his coffee alongside our event. We have known Octavio for over ten years and have seen his farm develop over that time and learnt so much from him about coffee growing. Octavio uses two different drying methods, an Elba (a suspended exterior floor built on the roof of his house) and a polytunnel next to the house. This year, Octavio plans to build an additional polytunnel to increase the drying capacity. He has also made more improvements to the seasonal pickers’ accommodation and facilities. Octavio’s pickers stay with him on the farm for a much longer time than other farms. They will go back over the trees numerous times to ensure the cherry is picked just at its best and this selective picking takes weeks rather than days.