A Castillo, Colombia and Caturra blend, this is the perfect flavor profile for an everyday coffee. Balanced acidity, sweet and floral, this is a traditional Colombian Coffee that one can’t stop drinking. For Jose, sharing his coffee and seeing other people enjoy it, is the reason why he decided to choose Coffee Farming as his career path. Harvested in the high mountains of Andes, Antioquia at an altitude of about 1850 m.a.s.l, once picked, he let the cherries ferment in open tanks for about 24 hours to get a sweet and caramelized cup. Then, he washed the batch three times to give it a bright, clean finish. During the washing period he selects the most dense and ripened cherries that will later be dried in drying beds for 1 to 2 weeks until reaching 11% moisture.
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Jose Daniel Vasquez is an entrepreneur, (or coffee-preneur ;) With just 25 years of age, with the support from his wife and the inspiration of his 5 year old son, he created his own roasted coffee brand, Vascoffee - “a captivating sensation” he says - to distribute the coffee he grows all over the region [Antioquia]. Having overcome many challenges in his short life, but always with his mother, Luz Mery’s support, he's truly an illustration of resilience. Like many other young people, he inherited his farm from his parents, but instead of selling it and moving back to the city, he decided to pursue the opportunity in front of him and make the best out of it. He lives about an hour away from Andes, Antioquia in a small village called Santa Ines. He has a degree in Agroecological Production and attended the Fermentation Bootcamp from SENA, as well as Specialty Coffee Production from the same institution. Combined with his 16 years of experience, Jose really stands out as a role model for young coffee farmers.
Name of the farm:
Andes, Antioquia, Colombia
1850 - 2000
Castillo, Colombia, Caturra