We believe Chiroso is the new Geisha! This endemic variation to Urrao, Antioquia, is a rare mutation from Bourbon and Caturra. At Santiago’s farm particularly, his father Jose Arcadio, planted Bourbon Chiroso and Caturra Chiroso over 10 years ago because they were more productive, as he explains. Only to discover in 2012 that those coffees had an outstanding award-winning profile. With notes of Mandarin Orange, Apricot, Bakers Chocolate, Mellow, Mint, Milk Chocolate, this coffee has consistently placed high in COE. This particular coffee is fermented for 5 days in stainless-steel open tanks, then washed and selected by hand. The stainless steel tanks have allowed Santiago and his father to develop one of the most consistent coffees we’ve tasted.
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Santiago Caro has truly built a name for himself and his coffee. Got in touch with us back when he was 23, he wanted to help his family rotate their farm and coffee into a brand. His dream, as he explained at that first meeting with him, was to have his own coffee brand and help his neighbours get better prices for their coffees. And he has made huge steps towards those goals! Recently winning multiple recognitions with his Washed Chiroso, Santiago is on track of becoming a staple of Specialty Coffee in his region and outside it.
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Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia