84 – LA SOLEDAD – IVAN MONTOYA

84 – LA SOLEDAD – IVAN MONTOYA
  • Farm: La Soledad
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Antioquia
  • Locality: Urrao
  • Elevation: 2,050 meters
  • Varietals: Chiroso
  • Process: Washed, sun-dried
  • Position: Spot Continental New Jersey

A native of Urrao, Antioquia, Ivan began his coffee endeavors after inheriting a piece of land from his grandparents called La Soledad. Over the last 14 years, Ivan has developed about 3,000 Chiroso trees and credits the elevation of the farm, over 2,000 meters above sea level, as the secret ingredient to the high quality coffee he produces. In addition, the fertile soil allows for diversification as he also produces avocados and naranjilla.

Ivan is certainly proud of the coffee he produces, but he is even more humbled that it allows him to provide for his aging grandparents. 

 

THE CUP:

Vibrant, citrus, lemongrass, honey.