Duvan Rivera is a young farmer who owns a parcel of the family farm, El Retiro. It was said that the elevation of the land that El Retiro is founded on is so high that coffee would never grow properly there. While it's true that there have been some struggles to produce coffee at 2200 meters, where the temperature dip at night so low they often cause frosts, the resulting slow growth of the trees and slow maturation of the coffee fruit really pays off with huge sweetness, depth, and complexity in this coffee. Last year, Jared and Jesse Myers were able to visit Duvan at the farm and present him with a bag of his coffee roasted by Ruby. It was a humbling moment for us to show Duvan our interpretation of his work.
With the ripening process taking over a month longer than lower elevation farms in the area, and with fermentation occurring at lower temperatures, the coffee from this young producer is able to build complexities in his crop over a longer period of time, generating a wider variety of fruit acids and sugars. Duvan is dedicated to a life of farming and the quality of his coffee shows that hard work. We hope to partner with Duvan and his brother Over for many years to come.
Region: El Hato, Caicedo
Farm: Finca El Retiro
Producer: Duvan Rivera
Elevation: 2200 meters
Variety: Caturra, Colombia
Processing: 48 hour, fermentation, fully washed, dried on covered raised beds
Taste notes: nectarine, rose, malt, dark chocolate
12 oz / 340 g. Whole bean.
We roast on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Orders placed by 5:00 p.m. Central Time the day before a roast will ship the following day.
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