Excellent farming practices are made clear in this coffee. Look for a clean cup with a boquet of mouth watering stone fruit and heavy sweetness.
This coffee is from producer Maria Santos. Her farm is near Paez, a small village with some amazing flavor profiles. She owns a farm called Los Guaduales, a 3.5 acre coffee farm that sits at 1,880 meters above sea level. She is focused on producing specialty coffee and has very rigorous picking, sorting, fermentation, and drying practices. Maria is proud and excited to be producing coffee and wants the world to know how good coffee is from her village. We purchased Maria's coffee for the first time last year when it took 6th placeat the best of Cauca competition. She was in tears when we bought her coffee and wanted us to tell her story to the world. In her own words:
"I have been a coffee grower since I was a child. With my family we have planted coffee since 1998 when we formed our home. The first lot of the farm was inherited by my parents. My family is made up of my husband and my 4 children, 2 of them help me at work on the farm and the other 2 still go to school. The varieties of coffee that I have on the farm are Castillo, Colombia and Caturra. The majority of the farm work is carried out with my husband and my two older children. Little by little we have had the opportunity to improve the facilities of our farm such as drying, and thus have a permanent offer of high quality specialty coffees. My goal is to continue the production of high quality coffee and improve the quality of life for my family."
Farm: Los Guaduales
Region: Cauca Colombia
Variety: 70% Castillo, 30% Colombia
Elevation: 1,880 meters