Colombia Narino Benedicto Honey Process (87)
Sub-Region: Tablon de Gomez
Farm Size: 1-hectare
Variety: Caturra, Colombia
Annual mean rainfall:1700~1780 mm
Producer: Benedicto Martinez
Acidity: Stone Fruit, Red Plum
Body: Full Creamy body
Aroma: Wild Honey, slightly Floral
After Taste: Lingering coco nibs
Recommended Brew Method
Tetsu Kasuya Sweetness Method
20gr of coarsely grounded coffee beans
300gr of hot water at 93C
Brewing Ratio: 1:15
Pour 50gr water, water should finish drifting about 45 sec. if not adjust your grind size
Pour 70gr water, pour 3 more 60,60,60 grams of water
The Benedicto farm is located in Narino, Colombia. Benedicto Martinez(age 52) along with his wife, Celina Dominques Ordonez(age 56) and their 5 children, produce 1000 kgs of Caturra and Colombia parchment each year on their 1-hectare farm. Second generation farms, they have been producing coffee on the land for 45 years. Benedicto employs one full-time worker on the farm with up to 10 part-time workers during the peak harvest period.
In addition to coffee, the family also grows mangoes, oranges, and tangerines for local sales as well as for family consumption.
Colors of Nature(CNC) was established in 2007 by Felipe Ramirez as a pilot project to educate coffee farmers in impoverished/conflict regions of southern Colombia on cultivating quality coffee. They have succeeded in implementing modern farm technologies on smallholder farms throughout the country and just inaugurated a new research facility this year. Currently working in 13 provinces( including Huila, Narino, Cauca, Risaralda, and Cesar), Colors of Nature and its nearly 1,200 smallholder farmers are producing up to 60 micro and 15 high-premium lots each year with majority of these coffees sold to Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and North America.