"The young producers are the future of coffee in many ways. Juan David Cordona is only 21 years old, extremely driven and keen to succeed in specialty coffee. This is Juan David's first exportion of 490 on kilo of coffee and his first jute bag is now framed in on his wall. We’re very happy to support him.” /Joanna Alm, Head roaster
This is a first for us at Drop, working in the up and coming and exciting area of Antioquia in Colombia. A change of flavour profile and direction from our normal Colombians from Huila and Tolima. Antioquia is typically known for large coffee estates serving the commercial grade market, and this is still much the case. However, things are changing as the younger generation is beginning to take over the production.
Juan David Cordona a producers we are working with in Antioquia. He together with a group of other young producers, have formed a group, looking at coffee production in this region with a new perspective. ￼
Cherries are handpicked and after fermentation, a 36 hours dry fermentation, the coffee is washed and floaters and damaged cherries and are separated. The coffees then rinsed in clean water before to remove and mucilage left and then sent to the drying table with shade, which takes between 14 to 20 days depending on the weather.,
Producer: Juan David Cordona
Location: Cuidad Bolivar, Antioquia Colombia
Varietal: Caturra and Varied Colombia
Picking period: November 2015
Sourced by: Nordic Approach
Elevation: 1900 masl
Processing: Fully Washed (Dry fermentation)
Flavour description: Clear and acidity driven cup, juicy with light mouthfeel. Notes of cherry and lemon.