Flavor Profile: strawberry pop, passion fruit, floral, milky green tea
- Process: thermal shock, natural
- Arabica varietal: chiroso
- Altitude: 1750 meters
- Region: Huila
- Farm/Producer: El Diviso/Nestor Lasso
- Size: whole beans, 250g
This coffee by Nestor Lasso, Colombia, has been a coffee, that we’ve truly been ecstatic to release:
Five years ago, Nestor and Adrian Lasso, joined by Jhoan Vergara, formed El Diviso in Colombia’s Huila region, focusing on specialty coffee. Their partnership with CATA Export led to remarkable coffee lots and success in European barista competitions. Nestor, growing up near Pitalito, developed a passion for coffee despite its economic challenges.
Specialty coffee’s potential for growth and knowledge enhancement captivated him. Cat and Pierre’s (CATA) guidance, along with Colombia’s SENA program, provided crucial theoretical education. Yet, real expertise comes from hands-on experience. Nestor highlights the importance of sensory evaluation and cupping in quality control and process refinement.
He also observes a shift in Colombia’s coffee culture, with more people appreciating specialty coffee’s nobility. Nestor and El Diviso represent the changing landscape of coffee farming, driven by passion and dedication to the specialty coffee industry.
The following carefully designed process was used for this lot: