Santa Rosa, Colombia
$28.50 – $57.00
COFFEE TASTING NOTES FOR SANTA ROSA, COLOMBIA
orange, brown sugar, fig, cherry, plum, tropical fruit, floral
COFFEE BACKGROUND FOR SANTA ROSA, COLOMBIA
Nestled high in the hillsides of central Colombia is the 3.15-acre coffee farm Santa Rosa. Here, farmer Luis Lamprea and his son, Don Luis, harvest the coffee cherries that are represented in Blueprint Coffee’s new single origin offering: Santa Rosa.
The story of Santa Rosa begins with a grouping of agroecological coffee and food exporters called Equation Coffee. Equation is the parent company to La Palma y El Tucán, the first in this amalgamation. Established in 2011, La Palma is a farm and mill that quickly became a pioneer in processing technique and a model of specialty Colombian coffee. La Palma developed the Neighbors and Crops program to help local farmers within a 10km radius of their mill to improve techniques and, in turn, produce a high-quality coffee cherry for La Palma to purchase and process. This collaboration provides a framework that is mutually beneficial for La Palma and for the neighboring farms, including the Santa Rosa farm.
WHAT DOES MIXED FERMENTATION MEAN?
Our Santa Rosa coffee beans are the result of mixed fermentation, involving a combination of lactic and acetic processing methods. After being hand-sorted at the wet mill, the coffee cherries are stored for 30 to 40 hours in airtight fermentation tanks, before passing through three levels of quality control and depulping. From there, the beans undergo an acetic fermentation for up to 40 hours.
Once this process is complete, the beans are then sent through the washing channels before being transferred to African raised beds to begin the drying stage of processing, which will conclude in a drying machine at a gentle pace that never exceeds 38°C. The end result? A concentrated, complex flavor profile that reflects sweet fruitiness from the coffee cherry and the bright floral aroma of the coffee plant.
- 1600 MASL
- Washed w/ Mixed Fermentation
- Castillo & Colombia
- May – September 2019
- Relationship Length:
- 1st harvest
- Sourcing Partners:
- La Palma y El Tucan (mill), Equation (exporter), Ally (importer)