EL VERGEL - Colombia
Our second relationship coffee sees us sourcing from our friends in Colombia, Shady and Elias Bayter of El Vergel.
Situated in the mountainous department of Tolima, El Vergel sits atop the inactive volcano on the Piedra Grand Trail - benefitting from a unique microclimate and localised volcanic terroir.
The farm is managed by the Bayter brothers, Shady and Elias, and their mother, Marta. The brothers have been farming since their childhood, following their parent’s footsteps, who started growing avocados and conventional coffee back in 1995. Since then, El Vergel became known as one the largest producers in their region, leading them to provide economic growth to hundreds who worked with the farm.
El Vergel Estate has been producing a variety of coffees and experimenting with new and innovative processing techniques based on the coffee’s density, genetics, and other characteristics.
This lot is one of the easiest drinkers we've ever been lucky enough to come across. A honey-like sweetness and crisp apple-acidity gives way to a long milk chocolate finish.