DEL AGUA [2020]



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Arriving mid-November

Forward has purchased 10 x 35kg bags of Del Agua lot #58

Two (2) bags have been booked by Neon Coffee Roasters in Kelowna, British Columbia

Six (6) bags have been booked by Little Victories Coffee in Ottawa, Ontario

Del Agua is a new coffee producing facility in the far North of Colombia with the goal of minimizing the amount of water utilized in the production of coffee. 

It's brought to us by the World-renowned group from La Palma y El Tucan. The model is similar to that of LPET, with a coffee farm a few years from production, a state-of-the-art wet mill and a Neighbours and Crops program.

Rodrigo Becerra Moreno lives on his 6.5-hectare farm with his wife Jhemmy Schoonewolff and their three children, in the Agua Linda area of the Cienaga district. He has been surrounded by coffee for his entire 42 years of life, coming from a long line of some of the first coffee producers in the region. Rodrigo feels that coffee is a part of his blood and is excited to see his legacy continued by his children.

Of his 6.5 hectares, he has six cultivated with beautiful Castillo and Colombia coffee trees. They grow happily in the shade of many different trees, including avocado – which produces a secondary crop for Rodrigo, resulting in additional income and food security for his family. Life in the country keeps the family content in a way that the city never could, says Rodrigo, that harvesting what he grows in the tranquility of his farm is all he ever needs.

This offering is part of the Neighbours and Crops program at Del Agua. It's the 58th lot that's been produced in the projects lifetime. It's a collection of coffee from Rodrigo Becerra

Del Agua is situated in la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the department Magdalena. La Sierra Nevada is the second highest mountain in the World that borders the ocean and when we visit, we can go directly from the farm down to the cupping lab on the beach. Can't wait.

Variety: Castillo, Colombia
Price per kilogram: $12.38 USD FOB
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Total kilos available: 350 kg (10 x 35kg bags)
Harvest date: May 2020 
Fermentation: 24 hours whole cherry fermentation in dark plastic tanks

Drying time: 25 days in raised beds
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1500 masl

Region: Cienaga, Magdalena, Colombia
Rainfall:  1650 mm/year
Humidity: 60 %