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Origin Information

Grower
Asociación Asociación Tayronaca | 200 members
Variety
Caturra, Castillo, and Colombia
Region
Bonda, San Javier, Palmor, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Harvest
October - March
Altitude
1000 - 1700 masl
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

Looking for a Colombian 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 Bonda is close. This is where Asociacion Tayronaca works with 200 coffee producers. The tight-knit group cultivates coffee on farms that average 5 acres in size. 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 grown alongside the coffee for local consumption.