Special Edition – Chiroso


Arabica / Washed anaerobic / Light roast / Citrus, floral, herbs, brown sugar

Country: Colombia
Area:  Acevedo- Huila
Height: 1750 m
Origin: Chiroso
Cup score: 88.5

Finca Las Flores is one in a group of five farms (together with El Diviso) that have banded together for the greater success of each producing family.
This tight-knit collective in the Pitalito area collaborates closely in everything from agronomy and processing innovations, through to marketing
networks and community get-togethers.

Las Flores began with 2 hectares mixing Caturra and Colombia variety coffee trees (some 18,000 in total planted) when Edilberto Vergara and Nubia Ayure arrived,
moving the family from Cundinamarca to Acevedo in 1990.
As their three boys grew up, they became instrumental in the Las Flores production.
Eldest Carlos with youngest Diego runs most logistics for the farm on the ground.
Whilst middle son, Johan, has brought his experience from working with other celebrated producers to direct processing decisions at Las Flores and having an
extraordinary impact on the qualities being achieved.

Since 2006, the family has gradually built on their traditional beginnings with the introduction of
alternative varieties for the region, such as Chiroso, Java, Pacamara, Pink Bourbon and Tabi.
Currently, Las Flores spans over 14 hectares with 90,000 trees, whilst always retaining a dedicated natural reserve to protect its biodiversity.

Chiroso is a relatively new variety, genetically identified as an Ethiopian Landrace from recent studies.
It is a rare variety to find, which stands out both in the appearance of elongated beans as well as its sensory traits.
This long bean variety was discovered growing in the area surrounding Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia.

However, there are still many things unknown about this variety, but We have identified the potential
of this variety as enormous for its cup quality described as complex, aromatic, elegant, sweet with bright acidity.