DEL AGUA [2021]




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Arrived to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB

Forward has purchased 10 x 35kg bags of Del Agua lot #33

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.

Breiner Jesus Reatiga Sanchez is 25 years old and has been working with coffee his entire life. He sees coffee as a way to gain financial security, as well as continue the legacy of his father, who has been teaching him for as long as he can remember. His farm is one-hectare and has 5,000 trees, which are a mix of Red Colombia y Castillo. He inherited the farm from his father 4 years ago and has already made a lot of improvements.

Breiner puts in a lot of effort to care for his crop. He respects the water sources by using a modulated system to control the disbursement of the water used to process his coffee. He also uses zero chemicals and performs all pruning and weeding by hand.

This offering is part of the Neighbours and Crops program at Del Agua. It's the 33rd lot of the 2021 season that's been produced.

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, Red Colombia
Price per kilogram: $14.34 USD FOB
Process: Anaerobic Natural Anaerobic
Total kilos available: 350 kg (10 x 35kg bags)
Harvest date: May 2021 
Fermentation: 22 hours whole cherry fermentation in dark plastic tanks

Drying time: 26 days in raised beds
Drying temperature: 34 °C Max. - 18 °C Min.  
Altitude: 1134 masl

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