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Sebastian discovered this coffee from Tono Hernandez in 2013, and saw a lot of potential in it — this is now the third year we are working with him. Tono’s small lots of coffee are processed at Bella Vista mill, so last year Sebastian worked with Luis Pedro Zelaya, the mill’s owner, to improve the fermentation process. This year, we worked on some improvements to drying, but we also committed to buying more volume from Tono, since he now has more coffee to sell. With the help of Luis Pedro, Tono has been buying some small properties near his existing farms.

Tasting Notes

Cherry / Blackberry / Licorice

Flavour Profile

Approachable Exotic

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Luis Pedro singled out Tono Hernandez a few years ago because of the exquisite coffees he was producing. But there were still improvements to be made. So, Luis Pedro started to work with him to improve the maintenance program of his farms. With Luis Pedro’s help, Tono was able to pre-finance fertilizer to apply the right amounts of fertilizer at the right time, not an easy task when you only get paid for three or four months of the year. He has also received financing for the spray used to combat coffee rust and expertise on how much and when to apply it. This, along with technical advice on pruning, has helped Tono maximize his yields and quality.

When Tono delivers his coffee cherry to the mill, each lot is inspected and scored according the percentage of ripe cherries. This determines the price that Tono receives and provides a financial incentive to improve the picking of cherry. Once the cherry has been received at Bella Vista, Luis Pedro ferments, washes, and dries the coffee. We love working with him because he is committed to improving the quality of all the coffees that he processes. He is always willing to try new things that might improve the quality, efficiency, or consistency of the coffee.

After a successful experiment in 2014, this year all of Tono’s coffees were fermented in small bins. This helps to improve the quality because it is difficult to get complete fermentation of small lots in the regular large tanks that the mill normally uses. The smaller bins allow for faster and more controlled fermentation that reduces the chances of fermentation defects developing in the cup.

Another new for this year is the separation of Tono’s coffee by variety. Last year, Tono’s coffee was a blend of bourbon and caturra. Because he has more caturra this year, we were able to separate the bourbon lots and caturra lots. This particular lot is caturra and it’s a bit fruitier with juicier acidity.

OWNER: Tono Hernandez
REGION: Volcan de Agua, Antigua
ELEVATION: 1650 m
VARIETIES: Caturra
MILL: Bella Vista
PROCESSING: Traditional Dry Fermentation
HARVEST DATE: February-March 2015

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