Regular price $16.50


GROWERS: Smallholder farms near the town of Giraldo 
ORIGIN: Giraldo, Department of Antioquia 
VARIETIES: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
ELEVATION: 1,700 - 2,200 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed, mostly 16-20 hr dry fermentation, parabolic dryers 8-15 days
HARVEST: Fall 2021 - Winter 2022
TASTING: Almond toffee & dried fruit, dependable
Net wt. 10oz (285g)

We're excited to have Café Giraldo back for the fourth year in a row. We are moving more and more towards purchasing the same coffees every year to provide more financial security for the farmers with whom we have established a relationship. This coffee replaces Colombia Santa Maria (which will very likely return in the fall/winter).

This coffee is very approachable while still having the sweet fruitiness that we seek out in all of our coffees. Some of our tasting notes on this coffee (in no particular order!):

  • Sweet chocolate, light red apples, pear, caramel, creamy, clean, fresh, watermelon, yum
Our importer decided to pursue coffees grown in the highlands around Giraldo because they were already familiar with the quality of the lots grown around Salgar (the closet big city is Medellin, 77 miles or 124km away). The advantage of sourcing production in the Giraldo region is a closer relationship with the farmers, insuring the quality of the green coffee as it is processed, sampled, and sold.

Café Giraldo is strictly highland grown Colombian coffee. Farms are situated at an average elevation of 1,700 to 2,220 meters above sea level, with small farm sizes of 0.5 to 2 hectares in part due to terrain. The town of Giraldo itself is on a steep mountainside with breathtaking views of the Cauca river and surrounding valleys.  The microclimate in this region means temperate day temperatures with cooler nights allowing for sweetness to really blossom in the coffee cherries.

Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.