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Colombia Finca Santa Rosalia

£7.90

Dark chocolate, ripe fig, full-bodied, dark cherry sweetness - silky mouthfeel

At 1800-2100 meters in Ciudad Bolívar lays Finca Santa Ana, a beautifully kept farm owned and run by Sergio Costamoros and his family.

The farm is 100 hectares in total with around 60 hectares given over to coffee which is planted with Caturra, Typica and Castillo varieties with 100% Caturra and mixed Typica and Caturra lots making up the speciality coffee exports.

Farming at 2100 meters means that the cherries are slow to ripen and they need as much sun as possible to mature, and thus there is no shade cover to be found. Shade cover at this altitude can also promote fungus and mould issues as the shade cover traps the early morning moisture which can't be burnt off by the sun through the warm part of the day. There is some shade cover however at 1800 meters.

Picking is selective. Cherries are depulped which removes the outer cherry leaving behind the mucilage, then the cherry goes through a wet fermentation process for around 22 hours, to break down the mucilage. It is then washed through a scrubber to remove what remains of the fermented mucilage. When clean, the coffee is sun dried.

The slow ripening due to altitude, the picking by people who have dedicated their lives to coffee and the careful processing is part of what creates a wonderfully good coffee.This farm has it all and you can taste it in the cup

All our coffee is sold as whole beans, which we recommend for optimum flavour and freshness. If you don’t own a grinder you can buy one here, or you can specify that you’d like us to grind it for you in your Basket.


 
Altitude
1800 - 2200 MASL
Process
Semi Washed
Producer
Santa Rosolia
Region
Antioquia
Weight
250g
Price
£7.90
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