93 – LOS CEDROS – JORGE RESTREPO

93 – LOS CEDROS – JORGE RESTREPO
  • Farm: Los Cedros
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Antioquia
  • Locality: Betulia
  • Elevation: 2,100 meters
  • Varietals: Castillo, Caturra, Chiroso 
  • Process: Washed, sun-dried
  • Position: Spot Continental New Jersey

Born in Betulia, Jorge Restrepo has worked with coffee for as long as he can remember.  His father passed away when Jorge was just 14 years old and he stepped up to run the family farm. Now he lives at Los Cedros with his wife Sandra, their children and their pets (two dogs, two cats, and plenty of chickens).

Located 2,100 meters above sea level, Los Cedros has 8,000 trees of the Castillo, Caturra, and Chiroso varietals. Jorge is very aware that coffee is ultimately a food so he strives to keep everything at the farm very clean and organized. His beneficio is immaculate and he changes the water in his fermentation tanks frequently.

Jorge started working with specialty coffee in 2014 when he participated in the Taza Antioquia. The next year he placed 7th. While that brought him a new audience for his coffee, he still felt that he could find a better outlet. He is hopeful that direct, long-term relationships with roasters will help him hone his coffee to further suit their needs.

 

THE CUP:

Silky, caramel, citrus, clementine.