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Colombia Santa Helenita

£9.40 - £36.00

Orange blossom on the nose with sweet citrus, tamarind and a rich delicate dark chocolate finish

This lot is from the Santa Helenita Smallholders in the Cerro Alto region, Caldono municipality of Cauca.

The geographical location of this coffee corresponds specifically to the area of Santa Helenita foothills of the central mountain range, whose soils are of natural fertility, derived from volcanic ash, which have been traditionally cultivated with coffee for more than 60 years.

The elevation of the farms is between 1,600 to 1,800.and grow the varieties Castillo, Tambo and Colombia that are planted on the small 1 - 2 ha farms.

These producers are part of the COMEPCAFE Cooperative based in Piendamo, Cauca where it was established on 2010. The Cooperative has 1400 families spread across 7 areas with Cauca with 1600 ha of coffee farms.

The farms are traditionally planted with Castillo and Colombia with a small portion (5%) of Typica an Caturra.

The Coop helps to support their members with technical support, commercialisation of the coffees, food security programs as well as a pension programl ooking to protect the producers in the future.

The areas that these coffees come from are still very much involved in the troubles with them being heavily influenced by the FARC and illicit drug trade making life very difficult for these producers.

The coffees are pulped on the farms in traditional beneficios on small pulping machines before then beingdry fermented in tiled tanks overnight for 12-16 hours. After this the coffees are then dried for 7- 10 days inparabolic tents on raised beds

All our coffee is sold as whole beans, which we recommend for optimum flavour and freshness. 

1780 MASL
COMEPCAFE Cooperative
Santa Helenita
£9.40 - £36.00
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