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Day 11 - Colombia | Luis Anibal Calderon

Margaret River Roasting Co

This coffee was grown by Luis Anibal Calderon at the farm Villa Betulia. This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 24 hours before being placed inside Grainpro bags for 50 hours at a temperature below 22oC. Then the whole cherries were placed on raised beds until 11% moisture content was achieved.

Luis Anibal is a second-generation coffee grower born in Acevedo, Huila. Luis Anibal started working in the coffee fields at the age of 12. When he turned 15, his father gifted him a small portion of land from which Luis Anibal was able to start saving some profits. Reflecting on his coffee history Anibal said “Back then everything was easier, I worked hard for six years and was able to purchase my first coffee farm.”   

In 2011 Luis Anibal was at risk of losing his remaining farm to the bank and needed to improve his financial situation. Which lead him to his town’s Specialty Coffee Association; Primaveral. They paid 15% above the C-market price, which is not enough to reward the effort to needed to produce specialty coffee. In 2012 Luis Anibal planted 5000 Gesha trees. After waiting an arduous three years for the plants to begin baring fruit, in 2015 his financial situation began to improve. Despite only 5%being planted with Gesha and the rest of his farm was Castillo and Caturra. 

About This Roaster

Good perpetuates good. For us, this belief couldn’t be truer. Whether it’s us roasting or you enjoying our quality coffee, we are all about bringing good people together - that’s what we love.

The Margaret River region, where we holler from, is located in Western Australia’s South West and perfectly isolated from the rest of the world. Here, ancient forests and lush fields drop away to powerful Indian Ocean waves crashing against our jagged coast – and somewhere in the middle of all this awe is our MRRC crew, families and friends.

There’s a level of clarity that comes about in a place where you can truly connect with one another; where you can enjoy the space to really craft and perfect something you love. For us, that is one thing close to our hearts - quality coffee, roasted with passion and integrity.

At every stage, we protect the purity and quality, so that what fills your cup is fresh, great tasting, sustainable small batch roasted coffee, from a good place, for people who care for each other and the world around them.  

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