Sante Fe Espresso
Tasting Notes: Blackberry Compote / Hibiscus Tea / Nougat
Origin: Colombia [Consacá, Nariño]
Cultivar: Colombia, Tabi
Magdalena Lopéz’s Finca Santa Fe is located in the department of Nariño, on the southwesternmost corner of Colombia, in the municipality of Consacá. Doña Magdalena’s farm is planted with close to 100% Colombia variety (with a small, young plot of Tabi), and she is committed to always continue improving her collection, beneficio (or post-collection processing), and drying systems in order to achieve the highest quality coffee possible.
This current micro-lot includes the Colombia and Tabi varieties. After the cherries were carefully hand-selected for peak ripeness, they were de-pulped and fermented in tanks for a period of 24 hours. The beans were then washed, and put out to dry on raised beds for 10 days, and were finally finished drying in a mechanical dryer.
Doña Magdalena’s commitment to producing better coffee every year really shows. We've had the pleasure of visiting her farm and saw firsthand the impressive cultivation conditions on the Finca. The Santa Fe works really well as an espresso - its sweetness and full body really shine through.