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Unroasted - Colombian Fair Trade Organic Sierra Nevada


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About the bean

Typically, coffee from the north tends to offer the chocolate and nut notes we associate with Colombia - the world's third-largest producer of coffee. Beans from here generally have more body than buzz compared to offerings from other parts of the country.

Our new crop of Colombian FTO is from the small village of La Secreta in northern Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, produced by members of the AGROSEC farmer association, established in 2005. AGROSEC members are made up of four indigenous groups - the Kankuamo is the strongest in number followed by the Koqui, Arhuaco and Wiwi peoples. Annually, the 41-member AGROSEC association produces around 10 containers of coffee. Sierra Nevada is known for organic farm practices (whether certified or not). 

Uniquely located, the village of La Secreta lies in close proximity to Colombia's highest snow summit, yet just 10 km away from the Caribbean Sea. This very special environment combines in the cup to produce a fragrant coffee boosted by a strong body, lingering aftertaste, mild acidity, and a delicious nut-chocolate flavour song.


COUNTRY: Colombia
REGIONSierra Nevada, La Secreta Village
VARIETY: Caturra, Typica, Castillo
ALTITUDE: 1400 - 1600 masl.
DRYING METHOD: 8-20 days sun-dried and 12-18 days (mechanical)
POST HARVEST: Fermentation 12 - 24 hours (in tanks)

FLAVOUR NOTESBrown sugar with chocolate fudge, balanced acidity and clean body.

Roast recommendation: Works both at the light end of the spectrum and darker. Most folks choose medium. We often opt for a City roast. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here:

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