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Origin Information

Grower
Asociación de Productores de Cafes Especiales Tierra La Esperanza de Un Futuro (ASOGRANCOFFEE) | 10 members
Variety
Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia
Region
Ciénaga, Magdalena, Colombia
Harvest
October - February
Altitude
1400 – 1500 masl
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

Looking for a Colombian coffee with a beach view? The Santa Marta Sierra Nevada in the department of Magdalena is a Caribbean coastal range distinct from the Andes range that makes up the majority of Colombia’s coffeelands. From the beach town of Santa Marta, the trek to Cienaga is close. This is where Asociacion de Productores de Cafes Especiales Tierra la Esperanza de un Futuro (ASOGRANCOFFEE) works with 10 coffee producers. The tight-knit group cultivates coffee under a canopy of guamo, carbonero, and other native shade trees. The farms are small enough for each producer in the group to manage their own micro-mill where meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying coffee takes place. Similarly, bananas, corn and avocado trees are grown alongside the coffee for local consumption. The producers are also developing a beekeeping conservation project for each of the farms.