Quickly becoming a new best-seller, this bean from Colombia has been blowing us away! Roasted to a full-medium it is packed with a full body, lively acidity, and bursting with sweetness—we have yet to find someone who doesn't enjoy this coffee. We have loved it in all preparations, however, it really shines as a single origin espresso or as a cold brew! It is one of the primary components of our current Knockbox Espresso Blend.
Here's a word from the importer on this particular cooperative coffee:
Colombia Sierra Nevada TAYRONACA Fairtrade Organic is handpicked to ensure uniformly ripe cherry is processed. That cherry is machine pulped to 1% mucilage, which then undergoes 20 hours of aerobic fermentation. Coffee drying is done by different methods; 50% is sun dried, 20% is raised beds dried and approximately 30% is dried mechanically. Subsequently drying time also varies depending on the method: 4-7 days when dried in the sun, up to 10 days in raised beds and up to 28 hours when dried in machines.
The TAYRONACA Association is a non-profit organization of 350 specialty cocoa and coffee producers, 187 of which are coffee producers contributing to Colombia Sierra Nevada TAYRONACA Fairtrade Organic. Partnering with SENA (National Apprenticeship Service), the group provides theoretical and practical courses on agricultural practices, phytosanitary control and business management. Additionally, they are invested in creating sustainable economic development, which means maximizing resources, increasing productivity and improving quality. These objectives serve to directly impact the lives of members. Additionally, TAYRONACA delivers vegetable seeds for food safety and remedies logistical and social issues in the community, such as building new infrastructure.
What We Taste: Caramel, toffee, red grape. Lively and juicy acidity, very clean cup.
Varietals: Caturra, Colombia, Tipica, Castillo
Altitude: 1000-1700 masl
Roast Level: 4 (Scale of 1 being lightest to 5 being darkest)
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