Beautiful coffee plantation of Castillo varietals grown in Santander. Located in the north-eastern part of the Colombian Andes, this department has a blessed microclimate with temperatures averaging 17·c, a relative humidity of 74%, and altitudes ranging from 1300m to 2100m.
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About this coffee
Flor Vega is 56 years old and has been working with coffee all of her life. Today, Flor and her 26 year old son, Cristian Vega, overlook all the farm duties. Flor manages the administrative aspect while her son tends to the farming duties. Native to the municipality of Socorro, Santander, Flor has dedicated her life to coffee; noting that her facility in commercial business along with her economic stability has helped in the farm’s success. Aside from coffee, Flor and Cristian cultivate sugar cane, and are dairy farmers. Cristian intends to continue the family tradition and help his mother with their farm. He hopes to better his process and would like to make his coffee stand out among the rest.
We are proud to once again offer an amazing Colombian Selection.
- Colombia has the ideal geography for coffee production. Their coffee is known for its rich, mild flavor that comes from the perfect climate and elevation. As you may have heard before, coffee grows best in volcanic soil, at 1,200-1,800 meter elevation, in places that are free of frost but receive around 80 inches (200 cm) of rain a year. Colombia ticks all those boxes.
- Colombia basically has a bean to suit every taste. As you can see in the picture, Colombia has wide growing areas that run from north to south, producing different bean flavors. For example, the northern region that includes Norte de Santander, Santander, and ‘Others” is warmer and lower altitude and produces coffee that has lower acidity and a fuller body. Central region including Antioquia, Cundinamarca, and the north of Tolima harvests all year round. Finally, the beans from the southern part of the country (Nariño, Cauca, Huila and the south of Tolima grow at higher altitudes, closer to the equator, giving them a higher acidity and much sought-after sweetness. What’s all this mean? The taste of coffee is subjective, and you will definitely find exceptional coffee that you’ll love.
- The whole country is behind coffee production. There are more than 500,000 families that produce coffee in Colombia, and they are in a well-organized trade association that is focused on making sure these families have good working conditions, improved infrastructure, and social security. And because it’s all family-owned business, these coffee growers pour a lot of love into what they do.