Finca Tamana, Colombia
$22.00 – $44.00
TASTE NOTES FOR FINCA TAMANA, COLOMBIA
caramel, praline, ripe banana
SOURCING INFORMATION FOR FINCA TAMANA, COLOMBIA
This is the fifth harvest we have purchased from Elias Roa Parra’s Finca Tamana. It has been a privilege to share in this partnership and witness the transformation of his farm over time. When Elias first purchased Finca Tamana, his family lived in a makeshift shelter on the land while planting their first crops. Today, the farm employs approximately 50 workers during the harvest season to collect coffee cherries on 40 hectares of cultivated land.
Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Elias via Skype to learn more about operations at Finca Tamana and this most recent harvest. Sorting and processing the coffee cherries to the standards of the specialty coffee market involves skill and refinement. First, harvesters separate ripe cherries from the underripe. Ripe cherries are left to soak in a pool of water for 12 hours, with the water changed two or three times in between. Then, seeds are removed and transported to a drying room for a period of 25 to 30 days.
Elias spoke of his gratitude for the harvesters who work at Finca Tamana, saying their relationship is one of “great friendship.” According to Elias, the farm places importance on paying competitive wages and providing good food and hospitality to its workers. Elias mentioned it is not easy to find people who can do skilled processing, and that his employees are the ones who ultimately make the business grow.
With distinct sweetness and a rich, nuanced flavor profile, this Colombian coffee is medium bodied and delivers hints of caramel, praline, and ripe banana.
- El Pital, Huila
- 1700 – 1800 MASL
- Caturra, Castillo, El Tambo, Colombia
- June – August 2020
- Relationship Length:
- 5th Harvest
- Sourcing Partners:
- Elias Roa Parra (farmer), Fairfield Training (Exporter), CCS (importer)