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Colombia Yorgeny Torres

Colombia Yorgeny Torres

This year’s crop from Yorgeny Torres is a stellar example of the coffee we love to feature at Elm: attentively cared for by small producers interested in both quality and ecology, with the end result of a cup bursting with sweetness and complexity, tasting strongly of mango, raspberry and caramel. 

Yorgeny’s coffee is technically an anaerobic washed coffee, which she has been doing long before it was the cool new thing. After the ripe coffee cherry has been pulped, she ferments them in sealed pickle barrels, where the low oxygen environment promotes more desirable flavors. She carefully manages the pH and brix to know when exactly when to pull the coffee for washing. The end result is a very clean, complex cup with more pronounced, punchy fruit flavors.

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About This Coffee

Flavors: Mango, Raspberry, Caramel
Sourced from: Nariño, Colombia
Elevation grown: 1800 Meters
Producers: Yorgeny Torres
Varietals: Colombia
Harvested: 2022
Process: Anaerobic Washed

Nariño, Colombia

Yorgeny Torres’s plot is part of a 2 hectare family farm, Finca La Indonesia, in Nariño that she maintains with her three siblings: Juan Angel, Gabriel and Frank. Inherited from their father Arbey Torres, the family has been producing coffee for over 50 years. Distinct from the rest of Colombia, which harvests coffee year round, Nariño has an Andean climate that results in a distinct harvest season. Coffee producers there are much smaller, and local biodiversity and soil health is maintained.

Yorgeny and her siblings have embraced what makes Nariño special by focusing on cup quality and environmental protection. They’ve approached this on multiple fronts, cultivating new and old varietals, reducing chemical inputs and introducing organic material to the soils, encouraging bee activity and planting more shade trees.

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