A bright and sweet acidity of plum is met with the structured complexity of a Rhubarb in this high-grown selection of Nariñan coffee.
How do you say it: Core.dough.bah (Cordoba)
Maria Cristina Cordoba
1950 - 2050 Meters
May - August
Plum, Rhubarb, Structured
We’ve all been asked at one point, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and most likely, your answer has changed a few times over the decades, but Maria Cristina Cordoba’s hasn’t wavered once. Ever since she was young, all she has ever wanted to do was pick coffee. Being involved with coffee was her dream. After dropping out of school to break into the coffee community, Maria worked side-by-side with her father and brothers on their family farm, Finca San Isidro. You can see the years of hard work on her hands. The calluses and cracks are a visual reminder of the countless harvests she’s participated in, similar to tree rings, recording stories and wisdom. When it came time to pass down the farm, Maria’s father chose her as its keeper.
With Maria at the helm, she continues to prove her dedication to perfecting her craft. With the earnings from her 2017 harvest, she invested in a fermentation tank that elevated her coffee quality. It now holds the cherries for 18 hours before moving them to a drying rack for 15 days. In 2018, she continued to enhance her operations with a new warehouse to store the coffee. Year after year, Maria is investing in her farm and future in the coffee community. We’ve watched her coffee develop for the past two years and are eager to share this year’s offering with you all.
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.