Saul Torres - DelAgua
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | SECTOR BONILLA, CIENAGA, COLOMBIA
NOTES | FRUIT PUNCH, NAVAL ORANGE, GRAPE JAM
As Saul Torres looks out across his five-hectare farm at La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, he admires over 12,000 coffee trees, an abundance of shade-giving trees offering their protection over his crop, and the diverse and beautiful flora and fauna for which this truly unique corner of Colombia is known. You see, his farm is located on the highest mountain residing close to an ocean in the world. Although there are tourists enjoying the sand and water in abundance below, water itself is a precious commodity and treasured asset in the microclimate in which Saul's farm resides.
DelAgua Coffee, which produces the beautiful green coffees coming out of this unique climate, has made it their mission to produce these coffees using a minimal amount of water, encouraging traditional coffee growers like Saul Torres to become the "guardians of biodiversity." The fruit of their efforts can felt throughout the region, and it can be tasted in a cup of this beautiful microlot from Saul's farm.
This coffee, as you may have guessed, is an anaerobic natural. After harvest, the cherries in this microlot were pre-fermented for 24 hours at the receival station before being placed in African-style raised beds to dry for 21 days. Finally, parchment coffee entered the dry milling and sorting stage, which is done by hand at Buenos Aires.
Tasting this coffee might actually remind you a bit of sitting on the beach below La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - it's bright, vibrant, and summery, like sipping a fruity sangria as you listen to the waves. And speaking of fruit! This coffee has major fruit punch notes, along with naval oranges and grape jam. Cheers.
Producer | DelAgua
Farm | Buenos Aires
Process | Anaerobic Natural
Variety | Various
Elevation | 1450 masl