COLOMBIA, La Secreta, Bolivar, Antioquia
Producer: Finca La Secreta.
Growing altitude: 1700-2050m above sea level.
Botanical variety: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia.
Tasting notes: Molasses, vanilla, clove, plum, lime, orange, papaya flavours.
Roast date: 21 November, 2023
Finca La Secreta is located in the Antioquia region, near Ciudad Bolivar city.
Antioquia is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the central North-western part of the Country with a narrow section that borders the Caribbean Sea. Most of its territory is mountainous with some valleys, much of which is part of the Andes Mountain range.
The farm consists of more than 30 hectares, from which 25 are planted in coffee, and the other 5 are natural reserves. The natural reserve of this land is beautiful, and it is the home of various animals and vegetal species.
There are a lot of forests to protect the water, which also provides water resources for the whole zone where the farm is located. This area is perfect for growing specialty coffee as altitudes reach 1950 masl.
Traditionally the coffee from this area is fully washed, and once harvested, it is then pulped and left to ferment overnight for 12 - 18 hours. After this, the coffee is washed and any immatures removed, and then it is dried for between 8 – 15 days in parabolic driers. They consist of a transparent plastic roof and a rustic parabolic structure that allows taking better advantage of radiation during little sunny or rainy days and direct radiation during sunny hours.