57 – SANTA ANA – BRAYAN MENESES

57 – SANTA ANA – BRAYAN MENESES
  • Farm: Santa Ana
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Nariño
  • Locality: La Union
  • Elevation: 1,960 meters
  • Varietals: Colombia, Castillo
  • Process: Washed, sun-dried
  • Position: Under contract

 

At just 29 years of age, Brayan is part of the new generation of coffee growers. He is one of the youngest farmers we work with, but that does not mean he is lacking in knowledge. He learned everything he knows about coffee from his grandfather and has fond memories of going to help in the coffee fields after school.

In addition to his hands-on coffee education, Brayan also completed school as a computer technician and wants to pursue a degree in agronomy. With this higher grade of education, he is able to look at the industry from a different perspective. He saw the need to shift from more traditional coffee harvesting to specialty coffee production about 4 years ago and is using his knowledge to improve quality on every level. Since then, he has participated in several competitions in the region over the last couple of years and has placed in the top 10 every time.

 


 

THE CUP: Cherry, peach, caramel, dark chocolate