Colombia Santa Maria
We have a new natural process microlot from Colombia! The farm Santa Maria is owned by Oscar Daza, but managed and operated entirely by women. It’s located near the town of Aratoca in Santander at around 1700 masl. This coffee is Typica variety and organic certified too. Flavour-wise it’s candied apple, overripe plum and creamy chocolate. Because we have such a small amount of this coffee it is only available as a filter roast!
For Lex, this coffee reminded him of the apple tartelette he bought just the other day while in France. It was a last minute, mildly impulsive trip to Fontainebleau to complete one climb and read his book, sitting on the cliff edge in the cool breeze overlooking the forest below. It was a Wednesday morning and he had to wake up to get to the bakery before returning home. He had gone earlier but the bakery was closed Monday and Tuesday and of this, of course, he was not aware. But the early wake up and extra drive to the small village to buy a mixed box of tartelette with fruit toppings was worth it. The flavour of that apple tartelette was subtle yet complex, not overpoweringly sweet and yet extremely satisfying. It will forever remind him, wistfully and with a wry smile of those hot summer days, carefree and timeless.