Colombia's Completely Unique Coffee Terroir
We're so excited for you to try our Colombia Jorge Enrique Becerra Becerra Coffee! We'd love to tell you a little bit about this coffee. Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range is a circular formation at the very top of the country, just inland from the Caribbean coastline. Because the greater cordilleras of Colombia’s Andes cannot be reached without dropping almost to sea level in between, Sierra Nevada is considered a standalone range. Its central summit of Pico Cristóbal Colón, at almost 19,000 feet, is considered the world’s 5th most prominent peak.
This dramatically steep rise from the warm and humid coast means tropical flora often blends with snow-capped mountains in the same view. The unique climates of the lower slopes, with warm breezes, large elevation and temperature ranges, strong biodiversity, and history of land stewardship by the farmers in this area, make for a completely unique coffee terroir.
Meet Jorge Becerra Beceera, Third Generation Coffee Farmer
Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Jorge Becerra Becerra grew this coffee on his 10-hectare farm, La Esperanza. Jorge has been a member of Red Ecolsierra, a prominently eco-conscious producer group representing hundreds of small, organic farms in the lower Sierra Nevada mountains, since 2015. To learn more about how Stori Coffee worked with Jorge to bring you this coffee, visit our "Verify This Coffee," page.
About this coffee
To create this particular micro-lot of coffee, the cherries were de-pulped and fermented for 20 hours. After the fermentation process, the coffee was washed with fresh water, then dried in mechanical dryers for 72 hours. As you sip this coffee, notice the notes of toasted almonds, peeled kumquat, and caramel wafer Jorge has so carefully preserved at origin. This coffee comes from the Santa Marta Municipality, Magdalena Department of Colombia at elevation 1337 MASL. This Castillo, a Typica varietal, is grown in clay loam soil.
How should I brew this coffee?
When it comes to brewing your coffee at home, there are a number of ways you may choose to brew. These are often dependent on the tools available to you and your personal preference.
Regardless of the choice of brewing equipment you may have, there are four key fundamental elements that ultimately impact flavor. These four elements are freshness, grind, proportions, and water. Adjusting each of these can assist in extracting your optimum flavor, time and time again.
How to pair this coffee
If you’ve never paired your coffee before, you’re missing out on a treat! Being intentional about the food you eat with your coffee can open up a whole new world of flavors. You can learn more about why pairing is important here. We’d suggest pairing with:
- Cinnamon Pretzel
- Gouda Cheese
- Praline Chocolate
- Apricot Honey Glazed Crostini