Coffee has always played a major part in Alexander Vargas’ life growing up in a coffee family. Around the year 2000, he decided to start producing coffee on his own, acquiring a piece of scrub land dedicating his time to clearing and planting his first coffee trees.
Alexander built and adapted Finca La Piragua from scratch. He is very proud to say that everything he owns is created by him and his family. Today, he has 10 hectares of coffee, 7 of them are under production and the rest diversified with dragonfruit.
Alexander works together with his wife Lidia to process and produce specialty coffee. Alexander takes care of harvesting coffee trees, and together with Lidia, they both take care of the fermentation and drying processes.
In 2006, Alexander decided to focus on producing solely specialty coffees as a way to add value and find recognition for his hard work on every lot that he delivered. To achieve this, he started working with a coffee group called Café Quebradón, where he learned and gained much experience and knowledge. Afterwards, he continued work as an independent producer, applying everything that he learnt to his farm while improving processes and infrastructure to better his quality.
PROCESS: WASHED ANAEROBIC
REGION: FINCA LA PIRAGUA, PALESTINA, HUILA
CUP: CITRUS, CLOUDY LEMONADE, SWEET HERBALS & BUTTERSCOTCH