Yellow Natural: Newerly Gutierrez (Son of Gildardo and now in charge of Monteverde's processing) has a unique traffic light system for processing naturals with fermentation times running from 60 hours (green natural) up to 100 hours (red natural). This lot is his 'yellow' natural, which means it had an extended fermentation of 80 hours.
This coffee is incredibly complex and funky, expect heavy notes of rum and raisin, tropical bubblegum, stewed banana and funky berry!
Finca Monteverde was given to Gildardo Gutierrez by his father Oscar Gutierrez 40 years ago. He has now passed it on to his son, Newerly. Since 2004, the goal and philosophy of farm has been to move towards specialty production. Three of Gildardo’s siblings are now licensed Q Graders who have dedicated part of their work to advising the family on planting new varietals for the specialty market. The Gutierrez family have been coffee growers for five generations in the south of Tolima, where they own a micromill, hand sorting each batch for processing.