This organic variety from Finca La Cabaña, Colombia has a very nice clean delivery with a sweet brown sugar honey aroma. This Colombian has a well balanced yet exotic flavor, clean sweet floral rich aftertaste and a smooth medium body acidity.
Elevation: 4500 - 6000 ft
Flavor Notes: caramel, apricot notes
This coffee is a CERTIFIED ORGANIC, RAIN FOREST ALLIANCE offering from Finca La Cabaña and is grown in specific microclimates on Colombia’s highest snow peaked mountain Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, at altitudes between 4,500 and 6,000 feet. This is Colombia’s highest mountain range; It is situated at the northern tip of Colombia, bordering the Atlantic ocean and extending 300 kilometers into the plains. This twin peaked mountain (5,575 meters) is said to contain all of the worlds microclimates and it has the richest biodiversity in the Americas.
Due to its rich biodiversity, this farm and area is home for various endemic and migratory birds. The farm is certified by SMBC (Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center) since 2000.
La Cabaña, is produced and cultivated on the South West slope of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta on a single estate (70 hectares) near the vereda San Pedro. The coffee comes from varieties such as Caturra and Castillo. It is planted under shade of Guamo , Carbonero and Cedar trees. The soil composition is sandy with strong presence of limestone. The microclimate in which this coffee is grown is unique to the country. The cool mountain air meets with the ocean breeze from the Caribbean, forming a well defined rainy season. Due to this factor, there is only one harvest season which starts in November and ends in April. This coffee is wet processed, fermented and washed at the farm. It is sun dried on the patios and then mechanically dried to reach the ideal moisture of 11.5%. The coffee is then milled and graded at the farm's mill in Santa Marta.