Coffee producer Carlos Imbachi has become well known within the specialty coffee world for his exceptional quality coffee. So much so that his coffee was voted the SCAA’s Coffee of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. Carlos’s Finca Buena Vista is a 9 hectare farm located in the municipality of San Agustin, south of the department of Huila. It is planted with Caturra and yellow and red Bourbon trees at an elevation of 1,810 masl.
Carlos Imbachi personally manages the farm, making sure that the pickers only pick the ripest cherries and then he does the de-pulping and fermentation of his coffee in his own micro-mill. After 16 hours he washes the parchment and sun dries it on “roof patios” (Casa Heldas in Spanish). Mr. Imbachi delivers his coffee to Virmax’s warehouse in Pitalito where the coffee is cupped and stored separately to maintain its traceability.
Virmax is the leading specialty coffee exporter in Colombia and work closely with their produces to lift quality. Being a smaller company and only buying small lots of coffee they are able to achieve a higher quality level and complete transparency and traceability of each coffee. Their team provide producers continuous feedback and education to help them improve quality and gain greater returns.
We are truly excited to introduce such an outstanding coffee to our menu, even if it only for a short period, as we have a very limited amount of the Carlos Imbachi available.Aroma: Raspberry, Cocoa and Cedar Flavour: Strawberry, Raspberry, Melon, Pacific Rose Apple, Toffee, Sugar Cane and Milk Chocolate Body: Thick and creamy Acidity: Malic Finish: Sweet apple