COLOMBIA - FINCA SANTUARIO - FILTER
Purveyors - Camilo Merizalde
Roast - Light
Brew Method - Filter
Process - Double Anaerobic Natural/Honey Process
Elevation - 1500m
Origin - Colombia - Cauca
Varietal - Yellow Bourbon
NOTES - Caramel / Apricot Jam / Candied Lemon
If you are looking for a coffee to impress your taste buds, this is it! With a distinct starbursty aroma and caramel, jammy, candied lemon notes, this coffee is sweet, juicy and perfect for an exquisitely executed pour over.
About the process: Double anaerobic means the coffee beans are fermented once in the initial cherry for 40 hrs and then again after a wet milling process for another 18 hours with more of the cherry pulp. Coffee is then sun dried for 16 days and then goes through humidity stabilization before it is sorted and cupped.
More about the growers: Finca Santuario began 22 years ago, when Camilo Merizalde had the desire of creating a very unique farm capable of producing the best specialty coffees in Colombia. Rather than focus on quantity, Camilo decided to focus on quality as a driver of profitability. He quickly realized that biological diversity was paramount in creating an environment capable of producing excellent cup quality with long term sustainability. As such Finca Santuario is set out in such a way as to encourage a vast swathe of plant and animal diversity working symbiotically with the coffee plants. This is particularly important as the vast majority of varieties grown at Santuario are extremely high quality but lower yield, more fragile and more demanding than most varieties widely grown in Colombia. The harmonious interplay between the surrounding environment, volcanic soil and variety allows for the creation of some of the most spectacular coffees available from Colombia.