With a crisp, grapefruit acidity and a dense, Pomegranate sweetness; This lot of Victor Barrera’s Tabi leaves you wanting more with it’s lasting finish.
October - December
Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Lasting
Dried on the roof of his house, Victor Berrara’s 4,500 Tabi shrubs are planted over 3.5 hectares growing at 1700 meters. With four kids grown up and pursuing jobs outside of coffee, El Tesoro is operated by Victor, his wife and as many as eight to 15 pickers from the local community depending on the size of the harvest.
Originally started by his father who walked 30 kilometers from Huila to Palestina to find this farm, Victor as continued the legacy of coffee farming. Nine years ago Victor’s father died and divided the farm between him and his siblings and the first decision Victor made was to change the varieties from Caturra and Typica to Tabi.
Developed by Cenicafe, National Federation of Coffee growers's (FNC) research and development center, in 2002 Tabi was introduced as a cross between Timor, Typica and Bourbon. This combination of varieties not only makes this coffee leaf rust resistant but gives a reputation for it’s quality of flavor so much so that the word tabi translates to “good” in the Guambiano, a native Colombian tribe, dialect. With it’s complex acidity and dense fruit like qualities we are excited to offer our very first Tabi from Victor Barrera’s finca El Tesoro.
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel.