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Colombia

Durley Sánchez

Sweet and clean currants are balanced by an intense and syrupy body, in this lot from some of the oldest coffee growing lands in Huila


  • The traditional washed process unveils an excellent example of the traditional Colombian profile, with fresh currants and apple balanced by a rich and syrupy body.
  • Coffee expression
    A fruity & rich coffee
  • Whole Bean Coffee
    250g (8.8oz) or 1000g (35.3oz)
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Producer
Durley Sánchez

Varietal
Pink Bourbon, Caturra

Process
Washed

Our relationship with Durley is facilitated by the LaREB collective.

COLOMBIA

Durley Sánchez

This is the first time we have worked with Durley Sánchez, on her farm just outside Palestina, a major centre for coffee growing in the southern Huila region. However, it is not the first time we have worked with the Sánchez family, having previously purchased coffee from two of her brothers, Rigoberto and Orlando, through our work with the LaREB collective. Now all of the siblings are working with LaREB, on some of the oldest coffee growing lands in Palestina. The father of the current generation of the Sánchez family is originally from the Cundinamarca region just north of Colombian capital Bogotá, but moved to Caicedonia after getting married. Caicedonia is a small town not far from the ‘Coffee Triangle’ cities of Armenia, Pereira and Manizales, one we are familiar with after several visits to the Cafe Granja La Esperanza quality lab in the town centre, and to their nearby farms at Potosí and Las Margaritas.

All four of Durley’s siblings work with the collective, including her brothers Orlando and Rigoberto who we have worked with in the past.

Huila

The Sánchez family

Mid-century Colombia wasn’t an easy place to earn a stable living, and Durley’s father was displaced from Caicedonia by violence in the mid 1940’s. This was not an uncommon occurrence at the time, and each farmer knew they had to take with them some sort of method of creating a new livelihood. Of course in this case Durley’s father brought coffee seeds, a particularly old strain of Typica, and planted them in land not far from Palestina when he settled here in 1949. Since then, the family has become rather successful in coffee, especially Orlando. In fact, there was such respect for him within the community that he was pushed to run for mayor of Palestina, serving two terms in 1995 and 2000. He has his own farm now, leaving the original Sanchez lands from 1949 to his sisters Durley and Marisela, and brother Rigoberto. The Sánchez family are still very respected both in the community of Palestina, and in the wider speciality coffee movement in Huila, and that has gained great momentum over the past decade or so. Due to this, they are very sought after coffee growers, but choose to work with LaREB as their goals align; a genuine and passionate drive to preserve coffee growing communities across Colombia, and help them to prosper.

The traditional washed process unveils an excellent example of the traditional Colombian profile, with fresh currants and apple balanced by a rich and syrupy body.

Durley Sánchez

Pink Bourbon

This lot is from Durley’s section of the original Sánchez lands, and is composed of Pink Bourbon and Caturra varietals. The Sánchez family have long been a driving force in speciality coffee in Huila, and were one of the first to adopt the now widely grown ‘Pink Bourbon’ varietal. Always with a view to ‘lead from the fields’, they have continually pushed for modern coffee growing techniques that add value, while keeping the reality of many farmers’ situation in mind. Pink Bourbon, while giving a more distinct cup profile than many traditional Colombian varietals, also yields high, and tolerates many diseases and fungi. The washed process used here is also a Colombian tradition, de-pulped, fermented for approximately 24 hours, washed, then dried on raised beds. Here we find an excellent example of the traditional Colombian profile, with a very clean currant and apple acidity balanced by a rich and syrupy body and complex aromatics.

Technical Data

  • Producer

    Durley Sánchez
  • Region

    Huila
  • Altitude

    1800 masl
  • Varietal

    Pink Bourbon, Caturra
  • Process

    Washed
  • Harvest

    November 2021

Washed Process

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade.

The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavour that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.


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