La Divisa - Colombia - Natural Anaerobic
Experimental process by Diafanor creating a juicy, playful wild cup. He has also debunked the Castillo variety quality rumours!
Diofanor Ruiz was born into a traditional family of coffee farmers and was heavily involved on the farm from a young age. Don Diofanor decided to continue with coffee and became a certified coffee farmer in 2003. In 2005, Diofanor was able to buy his farm, La Divisa. La Divisa is 14 hectares in size and is located at 1950 m.a.s.l in Buenavista, Quindio. He lives at La Divisa with his wife and their young son, who is currently studying agroforestry engineering.
When talking with Diofanor, he remembers a time when no farmers would taste their own coffee. It wasn’t seen as something important to farmers because of the enormous gap in understanding. It was in 2005 when, after tasting his coffee for the first time, Diofanor decided to move away from traditional farming methods in favour of more quality- focused practices. This decision has had a huge impact on his livelihood and now drives him in all that he does at La Divisa.
The farm is called La Divisa and the producer is Diofanor Ruiz.
Located in the heart of Buenavista, Quindio. A region in Colombia that is well known for high grade coffees.
This coffee has a cupping score of 87 points.
La Divisa stands at approximately 1600-2000m high elevation which leads to a high, refined sweetness in all their coffees.
Castillo variety which is leaf rust resistant and produces more volume.
This Natural Anaerobic Castillo went through 40 hours of fermentation to achieve epic results.
"This coffee was carefully hand-picked in order to use only the ripest cherries."
Later cherries were fermented for 40 hours in an anaerobic environment. Afterward sundried until ideal moisture content was achieved. This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive than Caturra and resistant to coffee leaf rust.
"Diofanor has planted a range of other trees at La Divisa to improve soil composition, provide shade for the coffee trees and increase the farms' resilience."
He has a collection of fruits such as bananas, mandarins, guava, and oranges. Also, Diofanor has planted an array of native trees such as Guamo, Guayacanes, and Tigua to contribute with the agroforestry in his region.