MONOGRAM - Trujillo-Perez-Velandia_Filter
Trujillo-Perez-Velandia - Filter
ORIGIN: SANTA MARIA, COLOMBIA
VARIETY: CATURRA, CASTILLO, COLOMBIA
PROCESS: IN FRUIT FERMENTATION BEFORE WASHING
NOTES: NECTARINE, BROWN SUGAR, BLACK TEA
The Santa Maria microlot blend is named after the Santa Maria municipality that is located in the northwest region of the Huila department. This area lies on the central range of the Andes mountains where it receives fresh water from the Baché river and the Saldaña river basin. There are around 1,784 coffee farms residing in this area, which represents 85% of Santa Maria's economy. The advantage in this area is that it is in close proximity to Colombia's highest volcano, the Nevado del Huila, which provides a unique terroir and clean ecosystem for high quality specialty coffee production. Other common crops grown in this area include bamboo, avocado, citrus fruits, and banana trees.
This blend consists of ripe cherries from three smallholder farmers - Javier Trujillo, Alvaro Perez, and Carmelo Velandia. Despite being a washed processed coffee, the cherries from each farm have undergone in-cherry fermentation for up to 40 hours before being depulped, washed and dried. This initial period of fermentation, namely the "Reposado" method, gives this coffee a distinct nectarine-like sweetness and improved texture that delivers well in the final cup.
JAVIER TRUJILLO - EL LOTE FARM
The El Lote farm resides in the Los Pinos area of Santa Maria. During harvest, ripe cherries are selected and sorted for defects before undergoing a period of in-cherry fermentation for 40 hours. Afterwards, the cherries are depulped and washed before being transferred onto parabolic beds to dry for 18-24 days.
ALVARO PEREZ - EL SINAI FARM
The El Sinai farm resides in the Santa Lucia area of Santa Maria. During harvest, ripe cherries are selected and sorted for defects before undergoing a period of in-cherry fermentation for 32 hours. Afterwards, the cherries are depulped and washed before being transferred onto parabolic beds to dry for 20-25 days.