El Renacer is not exactly a new coffee to Ritual, though this will be the first time that this coffee will stand on its own. Hector and Fabio Artunduaga own the neighboring farm to our most productive producer in Colombia, Omar Viveros. For the last couple of years, they've been combining their coffee with Omar's under the name, Miraflores. With this most recent harvest, we have sought to give the Artunduaga brothers their due recognition by offering coffee solely from their 6 hectare farm, El Renacer, located at 1650 meters above sea level.
These Caturra variety coffee cherries are harvested by hand and then pulped and fermented at the nearby house. The Artunduaga's are experimenting with drying the coffee initially on tables in the shade. After a few days of shaded pre-drying, the coffees are moved to larger solar dryers to complete the process.