Rodrigo Pelaez experiments with different processing parameters and methods on a continual basis. He benefits from a continuous feedback loop by cupping and sending samples to roasting partners in the USA.
In addition to running his farm Laderas del Tapias, Rodrigo is a dentist in a nearby city called Manizales. He also writes a column about coffee in his local newspaper, La Patria. He is community-minded and has a passion for working with smaller coffee producers around Colombia. In November 2018, Rodrigo was invited to present at Harvard University about structuring supply chains to add value to producers.
After years of experiments, Rodrigo has established parameters and a quantitative approach to processing naturals, which includes floating, in-cherry fermentation, and silo drying intervals over the course of two to three weeks (with strategic repose periods). This lot is easily one of the most pristine naturally processed Colombian coffees we have ever come across.
Producer: Rodrigo Pelaez
Estate: Laderas del Tapias
Farm plot: Finca Villa Ines
Altitude: 1950 meters above sea level
Flavor Notes: Fresh Strawberry, Red Wine, Exquisite