1880m – 2100m
Long fermentation: 90 – 120 hours
2019 / 2020
The cherries are picked and sorted before being fermented for 90-120 hours depending on the amount of light. After pulping and washing, the coffee beans are dried on raised beds in a greenhouse for 12-15 days.
This Caturra is bright and balanced, with notes of grapefruit and lemon. It has a medium body and a long-lasting aftertaste.
SCA evaluation: 87 points.
El Paraíso is owned by Yanin Díaz. It is located at 1880 – 2100 meters above sea level in the municipality of Planadas in Tolima. Currently there are about 5 hectares of coffee cultivation. The rains are constant throughout the year and the average temperature is 21ºC.
Yanín Díaz worked in the cafe hand in hand with his father since he was a child. In this way he learned a lot about all the coffee production processes but he has always wanted to go a step further and try new things. His hard work and his willingness to improve and create a better life for himself and his family was what led him to specialty coffee.
He bought the El Paraíso farm in 1998 and has lived and worked here with his family ever since. His main motivation for deciding to continue working in the world of coffee was the possibility of helping the environment and bringing new opportunities to his community. What he likes most about working at El Paraíso is the independence he can find in his land and the possibility of sharing special moments with his wife, his two children and his father, who always supports him in the production processes.
Something very particular about mr. Díaz is his conscience and dedication to producing high quality specialty coffee, despite what it means and how different it is to producing quantity. He is fully committed to the direction he decided to go and strives every day to give meaning, love and passion for what he is doing. In recent years he has invested a lot of energy and time experimenting with different fermentation processes. His coffee is always full of juicy fruity notes, with a deep sweetness and a long aftertaste. He is proud of your coffee, and he has reasons for it. Yanin regards El Paraíso as a blessed place for him and his family, the people he loves. A place that brings you a lot of work, beautiful experiences, and opportunities to live a better life.