Last year, we purchased mostly Pink Bourbon from him, but this year, we also started buying his Caturra. Edier’s attention to detail really shows in the coffee – his lots are consistently clean, sweet and with a balanced fruity profile.
Edier is very forward-thinking and practical. He is a Q Grader (certified taster) which is quite rare for a producer. The ability to critically taste his own coffee is a major advantage for him, as he can appreciate first-hand how the farm and processing affects quality.
Edier lives in south Huila with his wife, Daney, and their daughter, Tatiana. His farm, called Buenavista, is a four-hectare property that is very well-cared for. He has reinvested a large amount back into the farm. His wet mill and drying facility are immaculate; very clean and well-maintained. We buy all of his Caturra from Buenavista.
Edier has a second farm, called El Mirador, on the other side of Pitalito, also in South Huila. He is a part owner of this farm, and along with his partner - Fernando García - have 35,000 trees of Pink Bourbon and small amounts of a few other varieties like Pacamara. We buy the majority of this farm’s Pink Bourbon.
The Covid crisis has been felt by coffee producers around the world. Unfortunately, the harvest waits for nobody, so when it’s time to pick and process the coffee, producers like Edier were forced to improvise and manage the fields themselves, due to lack of workforce due to quarantine orders. In addition, many buying warehouses have been closed, so producers have been forced to store coffee in their homes and make do without any income. Osito has been working closely with Edier to ensure that he’s not suffering from cashflow issues. Covid really has had a global impact!
We are excited to be working with Edier Perdomo, and we look forward to tasting what his coffees bring in the future. This coffee was frozen immediately on arrival in Calgary, to preserve freshness.