Colombia - La Cabaña - Organic - RFA - SMBC - Roasted
This La Cabaña, is grown in specific microclimates on Colombia’s highest snow peaked mountain Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, at altitudes between 4,500 and 6,000feet. 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 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.
Cup characteristics: Medium acidity, fruity aroma, full body, with caramel and apricot notes.
Region/Farm: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia/La Cabana
Farm Certifications: Organic (Nop/Jas / Mifaff Korea) Rainforest Alliance, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center Certified
Elevation: 4,500-6,000 ft.
Varietals: Castillo, Caturra
Roast Level: Medium (Full City)
Tasting Notes: Medium acidity, fruity aroma, full body, tastes of caramel and apricot
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.
Larger quantity selections are individually sealed in 1 lb. bags to ensure long lasting freshness. Specialty grade, 100% Arabica coffee.