Colombia Maria Mora

Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Fuji Apple
$23
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Colombia 

Maria Mora


Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Fuji Apple


Location: La Florida

Varieties: Castillo, Colombia 

Process: Fully Washed 

Elevation: 1950


This very special, very small lot comes to us from Maria Magdalena Diaz Mora in the village of Chachagui located in La Florida, Narino. This lot was separated out from our small producer project in the area for its exceptional cup clarity and sweetness. We were thrilled with the quality of this lot and ventured from Pasto out to where Maria and her family cultivate their coffee to learn more.


Maria Mora is not a typical specialty coffee producer, and by in large Chachagui is not a place with many who process their coffee for specialty. The village is in a pan surrounded by hills and gets a ton of sun, but is also very crowded with buildings. This leads farmers to dry their coffee on roofs, driveways and on the street on top of tarps. We spoke with Maria about building raised beds to maximize space, as drying coffee with such little area can be a bottleneck in production. This past harvest was the first year that Maria had separated her coffee from her siblings and processed the coffee in the local cooperatives suggested way. She was absolutely thrilled to find a buyer for her lot her first time of asking, and we couldn’t be more excited! 


The Mora family farm is located 15 minutes outside Chachagui in a lush forest laden hillside. The land has been worked for many generations there and the plots descend almost like giant steps in a staircase. Maria led us down the hill to her section which sits next to her sisters and across from her brothers. We’ve explained to the family that we’d love to work with all of them and that if the siblings processed their coffee similarly that we’d be happy to support the whole farm.


This coffee is so rich and balanced with subtle nuanced fruit and lasting sweetness. We know you’ll love it on espresso and brewed for filter, as it shines regardless of the method. Enjoy Maria’s coffee as much as we here at the roastery do! 


About the Variety: Colombia is a hybrid mutation of Caturra and Timor varieties. This was in response to the issues with Roya and low yields throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. Colombia Variety was thought to be a high yielding breed with medium cup quality. Castillo is an improvement genetically on Colombia bred by Cenicafe and is currently the most planted variety in all of Colombia. 



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