The Neighbors & Crops - Lot 64
Region: Cerro Azul Paramo, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Farm: El Mirador
Producer: Jose Luis Blanco
Altitude: 1.538 masl
Cup score: 88
CUPPING NOTES: Berry jam, strawberry milkshake, fresh pineapple and caramel.
Creamy and sweet, with a lactic and citric acidity.
Delagua Coffee is a new project founded by the amazing La Palma y El Tucan, in the magical region of La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia. It is based on the same coffee concept as Neighbors and Crops in Cundinamarca, a program that allows them to work with the local coffee growers that inhabit the region, and create a sustainable relationship model, by buying and processing exceptional coffee cherries from farmers who would otherwise not have access to the post-harvest infrastructure required to process specialty coffee.
In return for the collaboration, the small-scale producers are paid 59% more than the national average for their coffee cherries, as well as given exceptional training and support with agronomy and harvesting.
The microclimate in La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is as diverse as sacred, with several springs nourishing the most unbelievable fauna and flora; a treasured resource that DelAgua Coffee has committed to guard. As challenging as this statement is when it comes to producing coffee, Delagua have made the water conservation and the preservation of our natural environment theirs mission.
Delagua produces coffee through a community-based model using the minimum amount of water in their processing, encouraging the team and the neighbouring coffee growers to become the guardians of biodiversity.