Each year we pick a selection of coffees from the best producers around the globe, exploring the diversity of flavours that come from terroir, varietal and processing. This year, we asked ourselves the question… what if we take a similar tasting concept and apply it to one producer, one country at a time?
By placing our focus on a select number of producers, we see this as a wonderful opportunity to shift our attention on to the skill and science of growing coffee in one region, whilst acknowledging our part as the roaster and also the role of the brewer to further enhance the taste experience.
Starting with the 2020 fly crop of Colombia, harvested late last year, we’ve chosen to share a selection of coffees from the established producers of Finca Santuario.
With over 2 decades of coffee farming to their credit, Finca Santuario was established by Camilo Merizalde who began with a clear vision of producing quality not quantity. He quickly realised that biological diversity was paramount in creating an environment capable of producing excellent product with a vision to long term sustainability. Finca Santuario encourages a symbiotic relationship between plant and animal diversity, this is particularly important as the vast majority of varieties grown at Santuario are extremely high quality with a lower yield, typically with greater fragility than most varieties widely grown in Colombia.
We agree with our import partner that 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”.
We are delighted with the selection of coffees that we’ve been able to source from Finca Santuario to share with our followers. It’s going to be an exciting year of small lots, experimental processing methods and very high quality.
Introducing: Finca Santuario, Typica – Washed.
Tastes of: Mango, Tea Rose, Honeydew