Home to Angel, his wife, Aura, and their three kids, El Naranjo has 8,000 coffee plants (and several avocado trees as well). It is currently planted with both the Castillo varietal and Variedad 11, but Angel has plans to plant and additional 1,500 Pink Bourbon trees in 2021.
During harvest season, Angel employs 7 people from his region. He is adamant that only ripe cherries are picked and that the pulp is removed the same day. The coffee is then left to ferment overnight before he proceeds with the washing process and ultimately moves the coffee to the drying beds. This attention to detail shines through in the quality of the coffee from El Naranjo.
Cherry, orange, vanilla, green tea