Colombia Eduin Hernandez


Colombia Eduin Hernandez


REGION: Herrera, Tolima, Colombia

ALTITUDE: 1800 masl

VARIETAL: Caturra, Yellow Caturra, Castillo

PROCESS: Natural

TASTING NOTES: Tropical fruit, mandarin, berry, dried fruit, winey, hints of floral, cacao nibs, very sweet.  Syrupy body, medium citric acidity and a winey lingering aftertaste.


Eduin Hernandez - Finca Alto Bonito

Eduin Hernandez is a young, ambitious, and modest coffee farmer. He is native to the Herrera community, a very
isolated area in the Bilbao municipality of southern Tolima department. The area is one of the more impoverished of
the country, due in part to its violent history and the habitual presence of insurgent and/or criminal armed groups for
more than a generation and continuing, to a lesser degree of severity, even today. 
Though his farm consists of 1.5 hectares and he does not possess some elements of basic farm infrastructure, such as a fermentation tank, Eduin is determined to make that small
amount of coffee produced as good as possible. Natural and honey processing can be risky for beginners and is usually undertaken only by well-funded, larger farms in Colombia. Eduin
has a young, growing family, and sees differentiated specialty coffee as the way to provide with only a tiny piece of land.
For Eduin, it was a risky bet that has paid off and allowed him to achieve specialty cup quality even with his limited on-farm infrastructure. In the short time since December 2017, Eduin has been experimenting and honing in on optimal protocols for honey and natural processing and has been earning nearly twice the Colombian commodity price for his coffee channelled to roasters in USA and Australia via Cedro Alto. LCM, Cedro Alto and Eduin’s goal is to continue to push up the cup quality ceiling and teach other young, small producers in the area to start dry processing and yield good results professionally and financially.