Colombia Santa Isabel

Colombia Santa Isabel

Regular price $19.00
Unit price  per 

SHIPPING

All orders before Monday at noon, ship out fresh on Wednesdays

TASTING NOTES:
Chocolate, Cherry, Red Wine

DETAILS:
Origin: Colombia
Region: Cesar
Farmers: Luis Alfonso, Padilla Rios 
Processing: Natural 
Variety: Caturra
Elevation: 6,400 feet


PURCHASING:
Relational trade via Ally Coffee 

STORY (A note from our importer)
Santa Isabel Farm is located in the San Diego municipality of the Cesar Department. Producer Luis Alfonso Padilla Rios and his wife Maria Jhoannaa Paez Rodriguez and their three children live on Santa Isabel in the town of Media Luna. The farm produces plantain and lulo fruits in addition to coffee, and its 30 hectares reach from 1900 to 2000 meters above sea level. There is a second harvest, called the mitaca, from July to September in addition to the main harvest from November to February.

“I started growing coffee together with my father when I was a child,” Luis Alfonso says. He used to help move coffee in the dryers and give food to the employees. Now he has his own farm and Santa Isabel has one permanent employee and between 10–15 seasonal employees. The farm currently partners with Colors of Nature to improve the quality of the coffee they produce.

This lot of Natural processed coffee was fermented in cherry for 36 hours then transferred to raised beds to dry for 20 days.