Graham cracker, dried mango, and cooked apple aromatics introduce a cup brimming with enticing flavors of tropical fruit, cooked blackberries, and a sweet citrus note reminiscent of lemon drop candy.
Jorge Hernandez’s farm, Finca El Bonbom, is located near the hamlet of Divino Niño, the namesake of the producer group of which he is a member. While still a relative newcomer to specialty coffee production, Jorge Hernandez submitted a selection from his 2019 harvest that was awarded 5th place at the inaugural Copa Suaceña: a regional cupping competition organized to highlight the very best coffees produced by individual members of two producer groups in southern Huila, Colombia that Passenger has been buying from for the past two years.
Jorge was awarded 5th place in the competition for this juicy field blend of the Colombia and Caturra varieties that he produced on his spectacularly named farm Finca El Bonbom. His competition lot was processed in a typical manner for the community: dry fermentation for 24 hours following pulping, and then 15-20 days of drying time. When asked about his goals for the farm, Jorge’s answer was simple and immediate: “I wish to sell more coffee to build a better future for my children.