Meet,

Jose Martinez

FARM(S): El Casino

REGION: Palestina, Huila

COUNTRY: Colombia

PROCESSING METHOD(S): Washed

VARIETIES: Pink Bourbon

ELEVATION: 1,800 meters above sea level

 

 

HIS STORY

Jose Martinez is a special producer whose care and attention-to-detail are clear. His coffees are vibrant expressions of the marriage of excellent processing and complex varieties. Kyle Ramage, co-founder of Black & White Coffee Roasters, discovered Jose Martinez’s coffee on a cupping trip with the Osito team in Garzon, Huila, Colombia. On three separate times, while cupping; Kyle picked out this producer’s coffee as his highest scoring personal favorites. All three of Kyle’s favorite coffees on the table happened to be from Jose Martinez. It was no surprise that all three were mostly Pink Bourbon varieties which is one of Kyle’s favorites.

ON THE MAP

El Casino in Palestina, Huila, Colombia is where Jose Martinez deals up some incredible coffees. These coffees are bright, clean, fruity and floral.

THE FARM

Jose was born on a coffee farm and first learned about coffee from his father. When he was 16 Jose decided to leave the farm, and ended up becoming a bus driver. He did this for over a decade until he decided to return to the home, buy the farm from his dad, and follow in his footsteps. This passion is evident when visiting his farm. It is not over-planted nor deprived of natural shade, as is very common in Colombia. The trees are healthy and well pruned. He has planted mostly Caturra, but has some Typica and Tabi trees that he is beginning to experiment with. He has also recently planted Bourbon, Geisha, SL-28 and an Ethiopian Heirloom.

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