Notes: Sweet, chocolate, caramel; medium-brightness, smooth body.
Origin: Antioquia, Colombia
Variety: Caturra, Castilla
Elevation: 1,400 – 1,900 m.a.s.l.
Process: Fully washed
Colombia Sonsón, named after the largest municipality in Eastern Antioquia, is referred to by some as the cultural capital of Andean Antioquia. The region is home to a long history of coffee production. Producer families from this region spread coffee to rural areas in the country’s south (Manizales, Pereira, Armenia) in the late 1800s. This “Antioquia colonization” fortified the Eje Cafetero (or the Coffee Axis of the Paisa region), which is responsible for producing most Colombian coffee. C presently ranks third among coffee-producing countries worldwide.
Sonsón rests at a high elevation in the east-central Andes Mountain range. Here, numerous small Andean rivers irrigate the land. Equally important, the tropical climate creates relatively stable temperatures. Under these combined circumstances, the region presents idyllic conditions for traditional agriculture.
Colombia Sonsón grows at an altitude of 1400-1900 meters above sea level in lush green mountains. The coffee is produced in keeping with historical practices by small farmers with farms averaging 3-6 hectares each. The cherries are hand-picked, wet-milled, and dried at each small farm. Parchment is transported from small farms to the town of Sonsón on the Escalera Bus. Finally, a 3-hour drive from Sonsón delivers the coffees to Medellin, where it is milled and sorted to the best standards. The result is an impeccable cup of coffee.