Ferely Vindas is the nephew of Leonel Vindas, a producer we have worked with for the past 3 years. Fernely effectively runs a micro-lot adjacent to his uncle, located on the steep slopes of the Tacuotari Mountains. These farms are incredibly steep, sharply inclining from about 5200 feet to 6500 feet, making labor incredibly valued and talented.
Leonel has always delivered only 100 percent ripe, red, ripe cherries are delivered to Palmichal Mill, where it’s pulped and then graded by density using water channels and screen sieves. The coffee is then moved to fermentation tanks for 24 hours and afterward washed with clean mountain water. Finally, the coffee is dried in drum driers at low temperatures and stored in parchment in special silos, to preserve its characteristics. The coffee is hulled and sorted only just before shipment.
This coffee is smooth and very drinkable with butterscotch and toffee notes.