This is the second coffee we have bought from Diego Bermudez. It’s a name that has become well known in Colombia and the wider speciality coffee industry, and for good reason.
Diego Samuel who was born in Bolivar, Cauca has dedicated the last 13 years of his life to growing coffee and also to gaining a deep understanding and knowledge on the processing and production of high-end specialty coffee that is almost unparalleled in the unique flavour and profiles produced.
The Villa Esperanza – Paraiso farm in El Tambo, Cauca covers 27 ha of land and is planted with Castillo, Colombia, Caturra, Pink Bourbon and Geisha. As part of a tight knit family Diego works on their farm in Cauca with his wife, two daughters and two brothers. Together they continue to learn and strive to achieve the next level with their processing. They built their own lab on the farm which helps them understand how cup profiles can be guided depending on factors like microorganisms, ph and temperature. These experiments have allowed Villa Esperanza to be at the vanguard of coffee processing, and netted Diego and his family many awards since 2015.
This coffee is a washed Pink Bourbon that’s undergone several controlled fermentations. It’s a very expressive coffee, both on the nose and the palate, and it reminds us of fruit punch.