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  • Farm: Finca Santa Sofia

    Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Catimor

    Processing: Fully washed

    Grade: SHB (super hard beans)

    Altitude: 1,200 to 1,800 metres above sea level

    Region: Alta Verapaz

     

    Cupping Notes

    Overall: Cherry, Complex Floral, Big Bodies, Citrus Fruit

     

    PRODUCTION NOTES

    Our most celebrated single origin coffees from every growing region around the globe. FROM THE COFFEE COLLECTION The Santa Sofia farm is owned by Pablo José Ferrigno Figueroa. Of Italian decent, he is a third generation coffee farmer. Coffee had always been part of the culture of his family; while his grandfather had an export company in addition to the family farms, coffee was his focus. Back then, the farms were at low altitude and produced mediocre grade coffee. When Pablo decided to pursue his own coffee endeavor, top quality was his goal and it led him to a new producing area in Alta Verapaz in Coban. He decided to buy some land in the small town of Tactic. The climate in Tactic is unusually cold and other farmers and family thought he was a little crazy. In 1991 he carried a bag of seed to the farm and Santa Sofia was born. Coincidentally his daughter “Sofia” was born that year as well. His dream was realized. Even today, while coffees from Coban have gained acclaim, Finca Santa Sofia is still the only farm in this small micro-region in Alta Verapaz.

     

    PROCESSING NOTES

    This coffee is fully washed, with a fermentation period up to 48 hours. It is a blend of a few different cultivars, mostly caturra and catuaí. Although the goal is to sun dry all coffee on patios, due to unpredictable weather patterns and the cooler climate there are times when mechanical driers, or “guardiolas,” are used.

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    Our beans are roasted to order as we want to produce the best to our coffee drinkers. We currently roast twice a week on Tuesday and Sundays. When orders are received before 5pm on the day prior to the roasting day, we will send out the coffee within 3 working days from the date of roast. We cup the coffees after each roast before we bag them, hence we can only send out the beans earliest on the following day after the roast. You will receive an email/sms notification when the coffee is sent. Do let us know if you did not receive your order.

     

    For orders before Tuesday 5pm , your orders will be sent out on Wednesday. 

     

    For orders before Sunday 5pm, your orders will be sent out on Monday. No coffees will be sent on weekends since the Post Office will not handle any incoming mails, but all o

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