Arango Specialty Coffee | 68 – EL SILENCIO – JOSE FLORES
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68 – EL SILENCIO – JOSE FLORES

68 – EL SILENCIO – JOSE FLORES

  • Farm: El Silencio
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Antioquia
  • Locality: Urrao
  • Elevation: 2,050 meters
  • Varietals: Chiroso
  • Process: Washed, Sun-dried
  • Position: UNDER CONTRACT

 

A farmer all his life, José only shifted to coffee production when he purchased El Silencio nine years ago. The small farm is home to him and his wife, Martha Lucia, and is planted with 5,000 coffee trees. Of those trees, only 2,500 are old enough to produce coffee now. 

The decision to operate on a smaller scale was deliberate. All of the coffee planted at El Silencio is the delicate chiroso varietal. While it is more susceptible to disease, José believes the risk pays off with the quality of the cup. By keeping his farm small, José can monitor all stages of the harvest and processing carefully to assure the health of his plants and the caliber of his coffee. 


 

THE CUP:

Caramel, chocolate, date, honeyed apricot, silky mouth feel.