This is our 3rd consecutive year working with our good friend Felipe Contreras! The work from the team at Finca Gascon has always impressed us, and the story of the farm starts with Felipes grandfather, Gildardo. As a young boy he would pick and process coffee with his grandparents who had over 50 Bourbon trees in their backyard. Gildardo hoped to one day own his own coffee farm and in 2012, made that dream a reality. He now has 54 acres to his name that his son Felipe now manages. Felipe is focusing on producing the highest quality coffee and grows Bourbon, Pacamara, Geisha and this beautiful Typica.
Felipe is striving to be completely sustainable and has worked to improve the environment within and around the farm. The soil health and biodiversity within the local ecosystem are most important. The plots are designed with permaculture principles like shade trees, plant and animal husbandry and natural irrigation systems. The team use regenerative practices like reintroducing lixiviates from the fermentation back into the plants andcattle to produce their own compost. They use zero agrochemicals or insecticides and have a bio-fabric where they make fertilizer by fermenting plants and herbs.
Felipe is also innovative with the coffee processing. They have built new drying beds and are constantly experimenting with different small scale fermentation. This Typica lot is labeled with our favorite 'hybrid washed' process which involves an initial extended fermentation before being pulped, washed, and sent to dry on raised beds.
You can expect notes of blackberry, grapefruit, and cherry coke.
- finca gascon
- felipe contreras
- 1800 masl