Leonid Ramirez, Washed
Candied red apple, caramel fudge juiciness & delicate lime juice.
A success story of specialty coffee: deliciousness driving positive impact for this young Colombian farmer. Four years of 4x market prices from Five Senses has supported Leonid Ramirez's year on year quality and livelihood improvements. Even amongst this celebrated coffee origin, smallholders here can still struggle to capture the full value of their farming. Thankfully with close support of exporters Cofinet, Leonid has been able achieve great prices for his coffee, grown in the mountainous Andes in central-western Colombia. His approach to the classic processing method of Colombia maximises flavour with ripe coffee undergoing multiple stages of controlled fermentation in whole cherry before being pulped and finished like a classic washed coffee. The delicious results are candied red apple, caramel fudge and a delicate lime acidity.