68 | El Silencio – Chiroso

Producer
Jose Flores
Description
Vibrant, citrus, caramel, peach, floral
Process
Washed
Varietals
Chiroso
Region
Antioquia
Elevation
2,050 meters
Position
ETA June, 2024
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
A farmer all his life, José only shifted to coffee production when he purchased El Silencio nine years ago. The small farm is home to him and his wife, Martha Lucia, and is planted with 5,000 coffee trees. Of those trees, only 2,500 are old enough to produce coffee now.

The decision to operate on a smaller scale was deliberate. All of the coffee planted at El Silencio is the delicate chiroso varietal. While it is more susceptible to disease, José believes the risk pays off with the quality of the cup. By keeping his farm small, José can monitor all stages of the harvest and processing carefully to assure the health of his plants and the caliber of his coffee.