Indestec - El Paraiso
For starters this is one of the most interesting coffee any of us has ever had at the shop. The tasting notes are fairly accurate and the aromatics are amazing.
About farmer Diego Samuel
Diego Samuel started with his coffee growing project Finca El Paraiso in 2008. To him growing coffee was fascinating, he would love visiting his friend’s farms and see them growing coffee. No one in his family grew coffee at that time so he says that he’s been adopted by the coffee growing industry. His family owned a farm that was isolated so Diego saw the opportunity to grow coffee there and after getting the permission of his family to start growing coffee he begins a 2.5 hectares project while doing his studies on Agricultural Enterprise Management. Selling his coffee to the local cooperatives allowed him to pay his studies and start evolving as coffee producer. After asking himself about why he couldn’t afford other things than his studies out of the coffee sold from his farm. He decides to start building a network going to different shows in different regions meeting people and realised that there were other ways to produce coffee in different qualities, from different varieties and submitting them to different contests.
In 2015 he participates for the first time in a regional contest where he gets first place, thanks to this he starts to get better recognition for his coffees which gave him the motivation to keep growing excellent coffees.
Today through his company Indestec (Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Caficultura) Diego has managed to create new innovative technologies in order to keep the consistency of his great cup profiles not only from his farm but neighbour farms from his family and friends. He says that he likes to be out of the comfort zone as this has been always helped him to keep evolving.
This coffee was grown and produced without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides
Continent: South America
Farm: Finca El Paraiso
Altitude: 2050 meters
We contracted this coffee through Ally Coffee importers and purchased the entire lot of coffee that was available totaling fifteen 25 kilo bags at a price of $15/lb. This is the first year of purchasing this coffee from Diego's project and we hope to continue working with him for many years to come. We score this coffee at 90+ points.