Buena Vista, Colombia Single Origin Coffee
Don Jairo Murillo started in coffee 20 years ago with nothing. Over the years, he worked hard and saved every available dime. Little by little he was able to slowly purchase, plot by plot, what is now one of the largest farms in this region of small farmers. Tastes: Cherry brandy, sweet, merrymaking.
More about this coffee
Jairo is a member of the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Salgar (Coocafisa), a large Colombian cooperative that represents some 3,000 growers across Antioquia. Coocafisa is one of the only cooperatives with a presence in Caicedo municipality, which neighbours Urrao: both municipalities were hard hit by FARC violence in the 1990s due to its remote location and lack of infrastructure. While the region is known for agriculture, it is less identified with coffee, and because of the remote location and the violence, the area has been slow to develop the necessary infrastructure for specialty production. With the steps towards normalization between FARC and the Colombian Government, however, some small scale producers in the region have seized the opportunity and begun to make the most of their location. In addition to producing his own stellar microlot, Jairo contributes towards collective lots composed of some of the best lots of producers from the Caicedo area.
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