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Colombia Veracruz Coffee

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Fruity Flavours / Notes
Fruits
Natural Flavours / Notes
Natural
Apple Apricot Hops & Boozey
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): Colombia
Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Thin
Mouthfeel
Full Bodied
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Omniroasted for both filter and espresso
Processing Method:
Cupping Score: 84 - 86 / 100. A lovely, high-quality coffee
More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground?
Are there any specific product benefits?
Colombia Veracruz Coffee

Available as wholebeans only.

Santa Barbara Estate comprises five sister farms that lie across three neighbouring, geographical regions - Santa Barbara, Fredonia and Amagá. Established in the 1980s, producer Pedro Echavarria knew that location was crucial. Attracted by diverse microclimates, singular volcanic soils, perfect altitude and a tradition of excellence in coffee production, he established a small farm in the high Andes of Antioquia. By marrying these perfect natural conditions with hard work and efficiency, he quickly grew both the area under cultivation and the farm's reputation.

In the last five years, Pedro’s son – also Pedro – has become more deeply involved in the workings of the farm, taking the already high quality of the coffee to new heights through experimentation in processing and increased monitoring and control of every stage of production. Pedro Jr. and Santa Barbara’s coffee director, Leonardo Henao Triana, manage their wet mill with a blend of art, industrial rigor and scientific curiosity. They are committed to further developing the estate’s capacity for the highest quality coffee possible. The Veracruz lots come from one of the estate’s smaller farms, made up of only 16 hectares.

Each Veracruz lot consists of between 3 to 5 days’ picking. Each day, pulped beans are added to a fermentation tank with the previous days’ pickings. In this method of ‘extended’ fermentation, each consecutive batch raises the pH level of the fermentation tank, permitting longer fermentation times that will produce a fruit-forward cup, but without the acetic acid produced by bacteria at a lower pH. In this way, the producer is able to maintain the correct pH balance and avoid very low pH levels during processing that can lead to over-fermentation and vinegary qualities.

Santa Bárbara Estate employs 60 people all year round, who on average earn 30% above the minimum wage. Half of these also receive free housing within the farm for themselves and their families. A further 1,200 pickers are hired during the main harvest, comprised mainly of farmers from around the Santa Bárbara Estate who pick coffee to supplement their income. Workers are generally long-term employees and have been with the company for more than 10 years.

The Santa Bárbara Estate also runs an extensive scholarship and financial aid program for worker’s children as well as helping long-standing employees to acquire their own piece of land upon retirement.

  • Tasting Notes: Winey, Green Apple, Apricot
  • SCA Score: 86.00
  • Region: Antioquia
  • Variety: Colombia & Caturra
  • Process: Extended Fermentation
  • Altitude: 1650 MASL
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