27 Feb '14, 9pm

10 Minutes With Ricardo Pereira of Ally Coffee.

10 Minutes With Ricardo Pereira of Ally Coffee.

Crazy/memorable coffee experience you’d like to share? In November 2013, I was visiting some small producers in Colombia I had just started to work with. We started our day by going on a 3-hour horseback ride through Las Mercedes coffee farm up to 2,000 meters above sea level. In each plot we passed by, Don Alfonso explained to us the varietals and why he decided to plant them in that specific place. After the horseback riding and before we continued our visit, we were treated to an incredible typical plate called “Bandeja Paisa.” After a delicious lunch, we headed to a farm 20 miles north from Las Mercedes. We met the farmer and we got in her truck and went up 10 minutes away to Betania. The view was breathtaking! Beautiful mountains covered in coffee trees. After a couple of hours of visiting 2 small farms and a wet mil,l we decided to head back to Betania. That’s when t...

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