Hacienda Venecia is a working coffee farm with 100 years of tradition. In 2009,they opened doors to visitors to share extensive knowledge of coffee culture including cultivation, processing, exporting, roasting and marketing of coffee. It is located in the country side between Salento and Medellín, 20 minutes (10.5 km) from Manizales’ city center, close to the Autopista del Café, towards Pereira. Manizales has a population of approx. 450,000 inhabitants and is located on the Andean Central Range, close to the Los Nevados National Park. The zone was declared as a World Heritage UNESCO site because of its unique Coffee Cultural Landscape.
Climate & temperature
The region provides you with its subtropical highland climate, where the spring-like temperature averages an enjoyable 17°C to 24°C. Even the temperature at night will always keep you warm enough to enjoy a quiet night outside. Although the humidity is approximately 80% all year around, we don’t experience constant rain. Rain, which is an important part of the coffee growing cycle, is more certain and heavier in the wet seasons – March to May and September to November, and October gets the highest precipitation of around 200mm. But you have to keep in mind that even in the dry season, weather channels may indicate rainfall all day long, but generally we only experience short showers during the morning or afternoon or a small thunderstorm overnight.
About this coffee
Cupping score: 88.00
Farm: Hacienda Venecia
Producer: Juan Pablo Echeverry
Altitude: 1800 MASL
A leave rust-resistant variety that was developed for over two decades by Cenicafé in Colombia. Castillo is mainly found in Colombia and has high yields. It is popular amongst Colombian producers because of its rust-resistant character.
Natural sundried, also called “natural process” or “dry process,” means drying coffee cherries whole without the intervention of water or machines to remove any of the fruit. Prior to drying, the cherries are picked, floated in water, and sorted to remove any under-ripe or overripe fruit.