94 | Pedregal – Bourbon

Producer
Menardo Diaz
Description
Bright, floral, lemongrass, honey
Process
Washed, sun-dried
Varietals
Pink Bourbon
Region
Nariño
Elevation
2,160 meters
Position
Sold Out
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
Menardo lives with his wife Luz Marina and their adopted son Carlos at Pedregal. Originally working in the remote region of El Putumayo, Colombia, Menardo raised cattle and pigs. Through hard work, smart budgeting, and a credit from Banco Agrario he was able to purchase El Pedregal. The one hectare farm benefits from its location and high altitude, allowing Menardo to produce the Pink Bourbon variety coffee without the high risk of leaf rust.

As he becomes more experienced with coffee, Menardo is now very interested in learning how to improve processing practices in order to continually improve quality. Currently, he would like to improve his wet mill and his drying facilities. We are very excited to be working with him and hope to help him achieve all his goals.