Watch a Jimador harvest an agave in one minute flat!

what is a JIMADOR courtesy Casa Herradura Full
An Herradura jimador hard at work – Image courtesy of Casa Herradura

What is a Jimador?

A worker who by hand harvests (Jima means harvest) agave plants for production of agave spirits using their tool of the trade the Coa. They cut off the roots and leaves before the next step – to be cooked.

Watch a Jimador break down an agave in one minute flat!

Check out the Jimador, from the La Altena distillery, work his magic on the pina below:

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