The pristine water flowing all around them there in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta serves as a constant reminder of their mission. Protecting the water systems is what drives them forward in everything they do. Their processing methods are a direct reflection of their mission. By producing natural and honey coffees only, they save approximately 880,294 liters every harvest. It takes a heightened commitment at every stage, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.
The fermentation begins the moment the coffee cherries are bought from the partner farms, in covered 30 kg valved tanks. The tanks are then transported to the drying center, which takes approximately 25 hours. The valves allow the oxygen to escape, creating an anaerobic environment that maintain an average temperature of 18° celsius. This means the pH levels fall slowly, furthering the proliferation of lactic acids within the ferment. This greatly contributes to the juicy, fruity, and exotic yet clean profiles that you can find in the cup. They aim to produce naturals that challenge the perception that naturals are inherently funky. The precise and controlled approach allows to preserve clarity in the coffees, while still innovating new and vibrant profiles.
In the drying center, they have 52 raised beds, each 1.8 meters wide by 20 meters long. Forty beds are completely exposed to the sun and 12 beds are covered in 60% shade. The average time it takes for the coffee to dry is between 25 days and 30 days. All of the coffee is dried naturally by sunlight. They begin with two days in beds fully exposed to the sun, then move to poly-mesh covered beds to extend the drying period to an average of 25 days.
Country of origin: Colombia
Region: La Sierra Nevada
Farmer/Farm: John J Ayala / Palmarito
Processing Method: Natural Anaerobic
Tasting notes: floral, apricot, dark cherry, red currant, maple
Specialty coffee, 100% Arabica, carefully grown in a precise geographical area, carefully picked, processed, selected, and freshly roasted, in small batches, specific to the origin and method of processing.
Delivery: We deliver daily from Monday to Friday in the country by express courier within 1-2 working days. For orders above 200 lei the delivery is free.