Over Rivera is a young farmer who owns a parcel of the family farm and is the brother of Duvan Rivera, 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 the 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.
Three years ago, Jared was able to visit Over at the farm and truly take in just how rural and remote El Retiro is. The Rivera family’s dedication to coffee quality is no easy task at that high of an elevation and that far away from the city.
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.
We first tasted Over’s coffee when Pedro at Pergamino exporters sent us a sample. We had previously featured coffee from his brother Duvan, and Pedro knew we’d love Over’s coffee as well. We hope to partner with Duvan and his brother Over for many years to come.
12 oz / 340 g. Whole bean.
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