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El Cairo

About El Cairo

Our Head of coffee

Will says:

“This coffee has a delicious and delicate sweet peach and pineapple flavour. But it doesn’t stop there, these notes are followed by a citrus acidity and citrus aftertaste. A coating mouthfeel and baked fruit sweetness lingers in your mouth, with it’s component parts coming together to deliver a fantastically balanced cup.”

About the farm

Faiber Vega Salazar inherited a two hectare coffee farm from his family more than a decade ago. Through hard work, he managed to sell this farm and purchase El Cairo, a six hectare farm, which allowed him to triple the amount of coffee he was able to produce.

In addition to the geography and size of the farm, the high quality of the coffee at El Cairo can be attributed to Faiber’s efforts. By replanting the farm with coffee varieties resistant to a fungus that can destroy coffee crops in Colombia, and banana trees as windbreaks, the plants are able to flourish in prime conditions.

About the processing

As well as the advances he’s made to the farm, Faiber built a concrete wet mill to ferment his coffee and improve the quality during production. The next big step is to invest in stainless steel tanks, which will improve the consistency and quality of the fermentation process, producing even better results.

A quick Q&A with the farmer, Faiber Vega Salazar:

What does coffee mean to you?

It’s my main source of income and it generates employment and welfare. Usually in coffee growing areas, it’s a place where violence is set aside, and more people are working.

Where is your favourite place to relax on the farm?

There is a site with a panoramic view of the property. It’s where I like to be, it’s my place for reflection.


ACIDITYCitric (Orange)
FLAVOURPineapple, Peach and Orange
PROCESSFully Washed
PRODUCERFaiber Vega Salazar
TASTING NOTEPeach and pineapple
VARIETALColombia and Castillo