Coming from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the department of Magdalena. A Caribbean coastal range distinct from the Andes range that makes up the majority of Colombia’s coffeelands. From the beach town of Santa Marta, the trek to Bonda is close. This is where Asociacion Tayronaca works with 200 coffee producers. The tight-knit group cultivates coffee on farms that average 5 acres in size. Small enough for each producer in the group to manage their own micro-mill where meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying coffee takes place. Similarly, bananas, corn and avocado trees grown alongside the coffee for local consumption.
Tasting Notes: A tasty sister lot to the SMBC Sierra Nevada we just ran out of. Lighter roasts have very nice and clean acidity, a bit lemony, some floral with hints of a fruit tone but depending on how light can get a little grassy and nutty as the balance. Just a little development past first crack is a good sweet spot. Medium roasts are clean with a bit of the acidity muted, sweeter edged and more traditional nutty/chocolaty factor. Darker roasts are a bit thinner than most Colombians but full of bakers chocolate notes. Surprisingly just a hint of smokiness out of the cup, didn’t pick up too many roasty notes.
Roasting Notes: Easy to roast and shines more around the light to medium roasts. Some jazzy acidity for a Colombian. Medium to dark roasts will be better for a daily drinker, smoother with a little more body.