Jorge works on his smallholding called Los Nogales in Jardin. It's a new beginning and an opportunity to own his own farm after being mistreated by a former employee. He lives here with his wife and three children, and is working hard to make the farm a success.
Jardin & Los Nogales
Jardin is a beautiful Andean town in the Colombian province of Antioquia, renowned for the quality of its coffee. Los Nogales is a high altitude farm 1810 metres above sea level with castillo and caturra coffee varietals planted by Jorge. Trees are being actively regenerated and replanted to improve the already high quality and boost the productivity of the estate. Jorge's biggest challenge is that his small holding is not big enough - he needs to add more land to generate a sustainable livelihood.
Jorge's coffee keeps getting better season after season. It is a blend of two varietals of arabica - Castillo and Caturra. The terroir, high altitude, and gentle processing and solar drying all contribute to making this a very smooth and gentle coffee with deliciously fruity notes of red berries and pineapple and the mellow sweetness of honey. We roast this wonderful coffee in small batches to a medium-light artisan roast which makes this coffee very suitable for all types of filter preparation.
SHARETRADE means we have a transformation plan with each of our growers funded by the premium price we pay for the coffee. Jorge's plan is designed to improve the quality of plantstock, the quality and productivity of the trees, and improve the sustainability of the farm infrastructure. The long term goal is to increase the size of his farm. So far, Jorge has been able to improve his home, plant new trees and invest in new solar drying facilities.
why choose us?
Big Rock works to transform livelihoods
When you buy Big Rock you will enjoy an excellent speciality grade coffee in the knowledge that you are helping transform the livelihood of its grower.