Colombia Finca Camelia (250g)
A sweet, well rounded cup. Grapes and citrus mix with chocolate, nut and cedar in aroma and cup, along with a distant hint of lavender. Perfectly balanced, sweet-toned and smooth acidity. Fruit diminishes in the finish focusing the flavor on unsweetened chocolate and hints of caramel.
Farm: Finca Camelia
In the last five years, Pedro’s son – along with 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 and have even brought their offerings to Medellin, Colombia through their flagship coffee shop, Pergamino.
Santa Barbara began working with Mercanta in 2011. In addition to supplying us with various astounding coffees, such as the ‘La Joyería’ microlot, San Pasqual Naturals and Finca Veracruz, Pedro and Leo have made Finca La Camelia available to us for the first time in 2015.
Santa Barbara Estate is composed of 5 sister farms (including Camelia) that lie across three neighbouring, geographical regions - Santa Barbara, Fredonia and Amagá. The family began to consolidate the farms in the 1980s. From the beginning Sr. 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 Camelia in the high Andes of Antioquia and slowly went about acquiring more land over time. By marrying these perfect natural conditions with hard work and efficiency, he quickly grew both the area under cultivation and the farm’s reputation
Finca La Camelia was first acquired by the Echaverria family . Collaboration with the family started in 2013 when we established our company.
PRODUCER:Sr. Pedro Echavarria
PROCESS:Washed, Two Days Mix Of Fermentation & Dried In Silos At 40 Degrees
ARRIVED IN:69kg Bags
FLAVOR:Nuts, Grapes, Chocolate, Cedar
FINISH:Caramel And Chocolate
Finca La Camelia was first acquired by the Echaverria Family more than 30 years ago and was, in fact, the first farm purchased of what is now known as Santa Barbara Estate. Its steep slopes are located in the highest section of the town of El Vergel, before the road curves down to meet the Cauca River Valley.