Jose Uribe Lasso is a member of Los Guacharos Association, and has owned his farm for 22 years. It’s been three years since he’s used any chemical inputs at his farm, and he’s been working with the support of Los Guacharos to fully transition to organic farming. His environmental efforts however, are matched evenly by his work to improve quality.
Jose’s lots were separated from the Association for the unique approach he has —Jose has been separating varieties during harvest, and experimenting with anerobic fementation in sealed plastic bags under cold weather in order to extend fermentation times. Most of these experiments, along with improvements to the farm, are possible due to having a long-term buyer with stable pricing.
This year his coffees are tasting sweeter than ever — his son Adrian has joined Jose in quality control management, and they’ve been focusing on picking only the ripest cherries. They’ve been consulting with Frank at Shared Source on differnt quality initiatives they can take, and it shows in the cup
Our import partners at Shared Source have been able to work closely with the Guacharos Association over the past few years, and connecting Ruby with Jose means that the extra attention and effort he puts into his coffees can be fully highlighted as individual, unique lots in our lineup. It’s an exciting time to be able to offer this 100% Caturra lot from Jose, and as he keeps experimenting with planting more unique varieties and the processing methods he applies to them, Ruby is ready to taste them.
12 oz / 340 g. Whole bean.
Orders placed by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday will roast and ship the next day. Thank you!
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