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by Alejandro Renjifo, Tolima, Colombia

Alejandro Renjifo, Fairfield`s founder and president, has a backgournd one might not expect from someone bumping along the dirt roads in and around Acevedo. In his early career as a coffee economist, Alejandro held long stints at both the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Federacion Nacionale de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC). One highlight from these experiences is that during his time he was responsible for launching the FNC`s specialty division in North America. During a time when Colombian coffee was mainly characterized by Juan Valdez, a fictional character, Alejandro was pushing for the FNC to recognize the incredible diversity of Colombian terroir.

This background and history, while impressive, isn`t what inspires our confidence in Alejandro and his team. What mostly strikes us about the Fairfield team is that they value and have cultivated excellent palates as well as possessing a keen sense of how to forge good and inerpersonal relations with each smallholder with whom they work. Understanding and finding the balance betwween these two elements of procuring specialty requires great skill.

Region: Tolima

Varietal: 50% Typica/ 50% Caturra

Processing: Washed/ 36hrs Fermentation

Tasting notes:  Crisp, green apple acidity blends with a subtle dark cocoa and toasted malt body.

Whole bean / 12 ounce bag

Fresh coffee is roasted on weekend and shipped the following day. Please place your order by 8:00 PM Eastern Time the evening before the respective roast day to ensure that it is included.