Colombia

Finca El Ocaso Clasico

$ 12.50

Dates, Fuji Apple, Brown Sugar

Farmer: Gustavo Alberto Patino
Farm: El Ocaso
Origin: Quindio, Colombia
Varietals: Tabi, Caturra
Altitude: 1900masl
Process: Fully Washed

Coffee Story
Brewing Notes

Located in the small town of Salento, Colombia, Finca El Ocaso produces an environmentally sustainable coffee, inhabited by microfuana and flora creating its special fragrance, aroma, and flavor, highlighting a unique acidity and body. El Ocaso has been in the Patino family for decades and headed by Gustavo Alberto Patino since 1982.

Gustavo focuses his efforts on maintaining an environmentally and socially sustainable operation by running an organic process and keeping to the traditional methods of hand-sorting the top quality beans, providing jobs to many of the locals.

Bright, complex coffees like Finca El Ocaso are best brewed with filter hand pour methods like Hario V60 or Kalita Wave.

Our partnership with Finca El Ocaso began with the help of Daniel Velasquez and Campesino Coffee. Daniel was importing a small amount of coffee from El Ocaso into the United States and working to sell it to roasters in the Virginia, DC, and Maryland area. We were impressed with the coffee and agreed to purchase it. We picked up the first few hundred pounds from Daniel’s family home in Fairfax, Virginia, and drove it back to Richmond in the back of a Fiat hatchback. Our relationship has come a long way, and thankfully our transportation logistics are far more professional. El Ocaso produces exceptional Colombian coffees, and we are proud to feature their coffees year after year.