184 | Vista Hermosa

Producer
Everardo Ortiz
Description
Sweet, balanced, caramel, stone fruit
Process
Washed
Varietals
Castillo
Region
Nariño
Elevation
1,950 meters
Position
ETA: February, 2024
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
Everardo’s farm, Vista Hermosa, is truly what the name implies. Translating from Spanish as “beautiful view”, the farm overlooks the Jamundy Canyon which runs through the Andes in the south of Colombia.

Everardo inherited the farm from his father. He raised his three children with his wife and was able to provide education to them with the proceeds from the farm. After Everardo’s wife passed away in 2017, he remained committed to the farm as two of his children want to continue working with coffee.

Focused on expansion, Everardo planted 5,000 new trees, bringing his currently total to 12,000 Castillo trees. His next goal is to build a wet mill on the property. For now, he relies on a nephew that lives close by to process his coffee. Having the infrastructure at Vista Hermosa would allow him to work more efficiently as he increases his productivity.