The Coffee and Process
Castillo is a Colombian variety that was developed in 2005, a hybrid between caturra and a hybrid of timor. Specially developed for the Colombian environ- mental conditions, however, as the country is so biodiverse it is adapted to grow at altitudes of 1450 to 1750 m.a.s.l. Developed two signature blends named 'Estate' and 'Estate Plus', in which castillo helps to enhance the vibrant acidity and to bring smoothness and character to the cup
Process: White honey with pre-fermentation of cherries for 36 hours.
The Producer and Farm
MANANTIALES DEL FRONTINO ESTATE 1st & 3rd PLACE CUP OF EXCELLENCE 2018 Farmers Andrés and Olga Lucía Londoño, the third generation of coffee producers and entrepreneurs. The Estate, located on a hill of the Central Andes mountain with an altitude of approximately 1950 meters above sea level. Across dozens of springs and surrounded by a vast untouched mist forest which they like to call the fivesense forest because of the multisensory experience you can enjoy when you walk inside. You can feel, hear, touch, smell and taste the flavor of nature. These particular characteristics of a magnificent terroir and environmental conditions allow it to have a unique microclimate for producing the highest quality coffee. On this farm there are seven varieties of coffee Caturra, Castillo, Maragogipe, Red and Yellow Bourbon, Gesha, and Tabi, each one planted in micro-lots. Jorge Isaza, the administrator of the farm, also an agronomist, with a Q grader license. Jorge is in charge of monitoring the coffee from when the seed is acquired until it is taken to threshing. Moreover, a team of an agronomist, agricultural engineers, food engineers are part of the team that makes this farm so special. Social and environmental responsibility are key factors to Andrés and Olga, as the farm works in conjunction with the community for rural development. Manantiales is a farm full of fauna and flora, it is common to find wild animals, therefore, hunting is prohibited.
The preservation of all species is a priority. The farm has acquired the Rainforest Alliance certification since 2018.