Finca El Recreo Washed Castillo - Peaks Series


Farm Name 

El Recreo 


The Hurtado-Gamba Family 




Washed, 120hr Fermentation in Cherry 


Winter 2021 




Moniquira, Boyaca 



Drying Method 

Elda and raised beds over a period of 15 days. 

Roast Level


Cup Impression

Green Apple / Caramel / Peach

Intense malic acidities play with rich notes of caramel to form a complex, velvety body. Great as filter or experimental espresso.

Agricultural Inputs



Farmgate Price: $10.32CAD/kg (Green Coffee)
Import and Transport Fees: $4.53CAD/kg
Our final price, including 15% weight loss in the roasting process, is $17.07/CAD/kg

This coffee was cultivated and processed by the Hurtado-Gamba family of Finca El Recreo, exported by Ervin Liz of Native Root Coffee, and imported by LULO.

Producer Info

Don Elio and Doña Mercedes have owned and operated their farm, Finca El Recreo for almost their whole lives. They come from coffee-growing families and are proud to see their son, Ronaldo, following in their path. Their farm sits on a sunny ridge outside of Moniquira and their property consists of two lots of 1.5 hectares each, planted with the Castillo variety and what might be Catuai.

The coffees produced here are beautifully clean and unique. Traditionally, they had been using the washed technique for all of their lots. Now, in a remarkable intergenerational collaboration, they are fermenting most lots in cherry for a total of 120 hours before being completely washed and dried in a combination of elda and raised beds. Their farm is completely organic and is filled with shade-giving trees such as plantain and citrus for slow cherry maturation.

They are relentlessly dedicated to quality coffees. Their recent innovations have won them the title of best coffee in their department, and LULO is proud to be their first client in the specialty market. We have been working with them since the beginning and couldn’t be happier to call them our friends and suppliers.