For the second-to-last release in our series of specialty coffees inspired by the magical and timeless associations between the lunar phases and the agricultural rituals of farmers across the globe, we settled on the name Claro de Luna, which means moonlight in Spanish. This ensemble blend combines four varieties which were cultivated by two partner producers, from two emblematic, coffee-producing departments: Huila and Quindío.
The first producer who contributed to Claro de Luna is Alexander Walles, a young farmer from the municipality of Paicol, in southern Huila, who we are working with for the first time this year. His finca Bellavista is actually found within his family’s larger property, which spans more than 20 hectares, and is shared by all nine of the Walles brothers, all of whom cultivate coffee for a living. Fun fact, Alexander is the younger brother of one of Azahar’s pioneering partner producers, Miller Walles.
Originally from Bogotá, Manfred Hiller is the second producer whose coffee went into this first-of-its-kind blend. Although we have exported Manfred’s coffee around the world for the last two years, this is the first time that we are featuring one of his lots in our roasted coffee line, and in our cafés in Colombia. Manfred contributed a very special and rare varietal originally from Ethiopia called Wush Wush, which he grew at his finca Anda Luz, which spans 64 hectares and is planted with five other varieties.
The name Claro de Luna refers to the nocturnal illumination of the earth by the solar light that is reflected by the moon—93% of which is also absorbed by said moon. Our lab was inspired by the phenomenon of this faint luminescence as we start to fade out of our lunar phases’ series, of which there will only be one more profile.
Don’t miss this unique combination of one washed lot, three semi-washed lots, and two natural-processed coffees, which together present us with a fresh and bright cup, with notes of green tea, bittersweet chocolate, passionfruit and red fruits.VOLVER A COMPRAR