Finca Chambakú is the new project of the Restrepo family.
It is a 12 hectares FARM located in Villamaría, Caldas and is one of the 17 farms that make up Hacienda el Jardín. Historically, this Hacienda has been focused on traditional coffee, but during the last years have adapted and created an ideal agro-industrial system to extract all the productive potential with differentiated coffees. Team in Colombia saw in this land a great potential for the production of specialty coffees thanks to the optimal conditions of the environment and the proximity to facilities to be able to maintain an exhaustive control to guarantee the quality of the coffee.
Juan Felipe, Q Processor, and partner of the farm, is the Manager and the great architect of the protocols and processes of benefit on the farm. Among the but outstanding Objectives, it is worth highlighting the new fertilizer protocols with organic matter and the extreme care of the post-harvest. Also, greenhouses have been built with 3 LEVEL canopies to be able to fit a better drying process, perfecting the final cup.
PICKING & FERMENTATION
A lot selection process is carried out, giving priority to the location of the coffee tree within the farm, seeking that it meets the temperature and humidity requirements for the development of sugars. After the exhaustive harvest, cherries are put through a floaters process to eliminate the less dense cherries and then put to ferment through an aerobic fermentation for 24-hour in tanks using an inoculum prepared with the fermentations of the previous harvests of the farm. The coffee mass is transferred to the greenhouse and put to dry in beds for 4 days to drain most part of the water and a last phase of juice exchange. Finally, the drying process is finished with an air-drying process in a silo for 2 days.