This coffee is the result of commitment, love, and passion for taking the family coffee to the next level. Ronaldo and Valentina, two coffee enthusiasts, took on the farm duties of Ronaldo's family farm to develop their own brand of differentiated coffees. The Estate was their first step towards achieving this goal. To produce high-quality coffee, they first trained all the coffee pickers on the farm to select only the ripest cherries. Once harvested, cherries are depulped in batches from Monday to Friday, and stored in fermenting bags for the rest of the week. At the end of the week, all the cherries are washed and placed on open patios to dry for about 20 days. Ronaldo and Valentina take great pride in this coffee, which boasts notes of cocoa, caramel, and honey-like sweetness.
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Ronaldo is from Boyaca and has lived on the family farm for his entire life. Despite not being a fan of coffee, an early illness convinced him to try it in the hopes that it would cure him. While it didn't cure him, it did spark an interest in Barismo, coffee Cupping, and Roasting. Ronaldo made it his life goal to learn more about coffee and become a Barista. Valentina is from Bogota and has been involved in coffee exports with her family for over a decade. As a result, she had early exposure to coffee farms and social activities. Although her goal was to go to Germany for college, she needed to learn the language first. While waiting, she started working in her brother's Specialty Coffee Shop as a Barista, with a focus on Cafe Management. Ronaldo's passion for becoming a Barista led him to enroll in various Barista programs and intern at a Coffee Lab in the city of Medellin. However, after completing the programs, he struggled to find a job until he heard about a Specialty Coffee Shop that was hiring a Barista in Bogota. The rest is history. Ronaldo and Valentina connected in more than one way, participating together in multiple Barista and Brewing competitions, creating their own brand of roasted coffee, and currently working on Ronaldo's family farm. They are doing things differently than everyone else in the region, and their passion for coffee continues to drive them forward.
Name of the farm:
Moniquirá, Boyacá, Colombia