Valeria Pino/Jaime Lopez *Limited Offering*
Tastes Like: Red Apple, Raspberry Jam, Vanilla
Region: Montebello, Antioquia, Colombia
Altitude: 1600 MASL
Valeria Pino is Unblended's youngest UVI Mentee at just 17 years old. She comes from a family of traditional coffee farming, and since gaining a bigger interest in producing, has helped drive her family to more differentiated coffees. her initiative and passion for the industry is contagious, as the rest of her family is now excited for the future of there farm! Jaime is the voice of experience at UVI. He has been a coffee farmer his entire life of 72 years, and even taught Felipe Trujillo, uvi's co-founder, his craft! Now he is doing the same with Valeria by passing on his knowledge and legacy to the future farmers of colombia. Jaime has shared his teachings with her on how to harvest the cherries, how to process them, and how to dry them by different methods. This whole process has been a learning experience for both Valeria and Jaime, and both are extremely proud of the outcome! We hope that you will enjoy this project as much as valeria and jaime!
Hard work and collaboration went into creating the latest addition to the UVI Mentor & Mentee Project, Cherry Heritage. Jaime Lopez, uvi's oldest and most experienced producer, teamed up with Valeria, their youngest and most visionary producer, to process this exceptional coffee.
The cherries were left to naturally ferment in open tanks for 90 hours, allowing them to absorb sweetness and develop a complex flavor profile that explodes with red fruit flavors. With every sip, you'll experience a delightful balance of red apple and raspberry jam notes, and spices like vanilla, which linger in your mouth and leave a pleasant aftertaste. This special coffee is a testament to the power of collaboration and the deep knowledge and passion of UVI's producers. The combination of Jaime's experience and Valeria's fresh perspective has resulted in a truly unique coffee that we are proud to share with you. We believe that Cherry Heritage is not just a coffee, but a representation of uvi's commitment to quality, innovation, community building, and most importantly, The future of coffee!