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Fair Trade Certified, USDA Organic
Roast Body:
Bold Body
Roast Level:
Medium Roast

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    Organic Colombian Sierra Nevada Coffee

    La Red de Productores Ecologicos de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta was established in 2001. The organization began a process of consolidation and organization of production, trade, and administration in order to move toward more sustainable production and marketing processes. This is a process which has required significant efforts by farmers and their families in changing from conventional to organic farming.

    Support of the organization has been fundamental in implementing conversion plans which include: construction of basic sanitation modules, processors for coffee pulping, building composters, trenches for garbage and recycling, defining production areas, and the conservation and the protection of flora and fauna. The project to date has 18 groups in which 600 families and 900 farms are involved.

    • Cupping Notes: creamy, milk chocolate, almond
    • Location: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Northern Colombia near the Caribbean coast
    • Altitude: 2,952 - 4,265 Feet (900 - 1,300 Meters)
    • Varietal: Typica, Colombia varietal and Castillo
    • Process: Fully Washed
    • Drying: Sun dried
    • Harvest: November - February
    • Export: December - May

    Fine Ground: At a fine grind, coffee should be soft to the touch – slightly finer than granulated sugar.

    Espresso: Great espresso requires skill, patience and quality equipment. Without these things, and a proper grind, espresso can be thin and weak or over extracted and clog in the portafilter. The perfect grind is essential to reaching espresso nirvana; an intensely rich and creamy extraction with thick crema and well rounded flavor.
    Grind: Fine/Very Fine

    Aeropress: The Aeropress is a quick and efficient way to make flavorful, rich coffee with low acidity and bitterness. With specially designed micro-filter technology the Aeropress consistently provides some of the best coffee in just under 20 seconds.
    Grind: Fine/Medium

    Medium Ground: At a medium grind, coffee should be gritty like sand with no considerably large pieces.

    Auto Drip Pot: The Auto Drip style coffee maker is an efficient and hassle-free way to make a fresh pot. With the correct grind and water to coffee ratio, it IS possible to get a great cup of coffee using this method.
    Grind: Medium

    Chemex: The Chemex is an elegant brewing device that extracts only the purest, most flavorful coffee without any bitterness or sediment. Because of the incredible functionality and design, the Chemex, paired with Chemex Bonded Filters, create a pure coffee experience unlike any other.
    Grind: Medium/Coarse

    Coarse Ground: At a coarse grind, coffee is separated into large fragments similar to grained kosher salt.

    French Press: The French Press is a classic and easy way to prepare decadent and smooth coffee and can easily be converted to brew cold coffee. The coffee grounds and water are separated by a fine mesh plunger leaving only fresh brewed coffee after 5 short minutes.
    Grind: Coarse

    Toddy Cold Brew: The Toddy Cold Brew system is a simple and consistent way to extract a delicious and low-acid brew. Oils and fatty acids that would normally settle into hot coffee are eliminated leaving you with a perfectly balanced and smooth cup of iced coffee.
    Grind: Coarse

    Overall Customer Rating of 31 Reviews:

    First bag out of five to be incorrectly roasted

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    I guess the roasters have their off days sometimes. I was looking forward to some creamy, chocolatey goodness that I had each time with this coffee but this time I got a dark roast, oily, and bitter. Not sure what happened but 2 out of 4 bags of coffee were too darkly roasted on this order. The other bag of coffee to darkly roasted was the El Salvadorian Esperanza.


    Excellent Columbian coffee

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    I like a good Columbian coffee and the FRC Sierra Nevada Columbian Organic is no kidding. This is a bold body, medium roast. Unlike other Columbian beans, this one has nice airiness that separates the upper and the lower tones in an enjoyable experience. You get the dark, chocolate of the traditional Columbian bean however, the almond and milk tones satisfy the upper part of the palate. This is one of my favorites due to it's nice milky coffee chocolate finish while having a sweet almond tone. I like it once about 3/4 cooled, the brighter tones start to kick in as the acidity level drops and the coffee takes on the caramel kick of the roast.


    Nice flavor and aroma

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    Excellent coffee. Delivery was prompt. Am using for cold brew extract and is very delicious.


    Tasty!

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    Mailbox smelled delightful upon delivery and taste did not disappoint!!


    Good stuff.

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    Smooth taste. Gets better after the beans get a little oily.


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