Under Contract

121 | Santa Marta Community Lot

Producer
Various
Description
Caramel, chocolate, honey, stone fruit, cherry
Process
Washed
Varietals
Castillo, F4
Region
Antioquia
Elevation
1,800 to 2,000 meters
Position
Under contract
Afloat ETA September, 2022
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey

Santa Marta is a small coffee farming community located in the Nariño department in the south of Colombia. The average output of every farm per year is about 10 bags of green coffee. After cupping these coffees for the first time this year, we saw the opportunity to work with the community. The coffees showed great complexity and sweetness as well as consistency from farm to farm. We believe that having these small farms so close together in the same region plays a big role in the consistency and uniformity of the coffees.

Santa Marta Community lot is comprised by 25 small farms located between 1,800 and 2,000 meters above sea level

92 | El Arrayan – Gesha

Producer
Jhon Valencia
Description
Delicate, floral, lemongrass, green tea
Process
Washed
Varietals
Gesha
Region
Antioquia
Elevation
2,100 meters
Position
Under contract
Warehouse
Continental, New Jersey
One of Finca El Arrayan’s greatest assets is it’s location – high altitude, volcanic soil, ideal microclimate. Unfortunately, the farm’s greatest weakness is also it’s location – previously a FARC stronghold, Ituango is now caught in the post-conflict crosshairs. While the peace treaty brought an agreement between the government and FARC, it has opened the door for new armed groups to move in, each vying for a slice of the illicit enterprise left behind. People now live with a bag packed, ready to leave on short notice, and there have already been a few displacements in the last two years.
 
On a more positive note, Jhon remains dedicated to his coffee and we are very excited to be offering his Gesha varietal. We’ve been working with him since he started these trees in his nursery and patiently waited for them to mature. Despite the uncertainty and challenges, Jhon remains committed to producing great coffee and we are proud to share it with you.