We found Gilmer on a sourcing trip to Peru with Cafe Imports. Gilmer is a co-founder and partner of Lima Coffee, a small cooperative founded in 2016 with a focus on quality rather than volume. Aimed at highlighting producers with the potential to produce high-caliber specialty coffees, membership in Lima is based on cup quality. We are extremely excited to bring you this beautiful washed Peruvian coffee from Gilmer Cordova of Finca Ecológica Agua Colorada.
Gilmer's father, Filadelpo Cordova Mejia, acquired Finca Ecológica in 1990 to begin growing coffee. Gilmer operates the 7-hectare plot, growing Caturra and other common varieties on 4-hectare of it. Gilmer has his own pulper and small fermentation tanks as well as raised drying beds.
Gilmer uses no herbicides and fertilizes his coffee plants, which grow under the protection of wild shade trees, with guano and compost. Careful to pick only ripe cherry and with a young, innovative approach, Gilmer Cordova is producing quality coffee that we are pleased to be able to share with you.