Colombia Finca Ta Terraza Sidra Washed

Strawberry, lemon, rooibus tea, chocolate
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Bag Weight 35 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2023/24
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002382-2
  • 3 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This special Sidra variety lot is sourced from producer Wbeimar Lasso. His Finca, Ta Terraza is a 3ha farm in the community of Las Aguilas, La Argentina, Huila. 

Wbeimar belongs to the third generation of coffee growers and describes himself as a farmer in continuous learning. He enjoys preserving the knowledge passed down from his ancestors while complementing it with new technologies and insights. With a background in Agricultural Engineering, Wbeimar has been a certified taster for 18 years. He has always focused on specialty coffees and providing support to neighboring communities. On his farm, he cultivates many different arabica varieties alongside his wife, including Gesha, Bourbon, Amarillo, Sidra, Rosado, Pacamara, Java, Catuai Rojo, Caturra Chiroso, and Colombia.

 

Origin Colombia
Subregion La Argentina, Huila
Harvest Season 2023/24
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca Ta Terraza
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 2000m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Sidra
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 35 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Process

The coffee is handpicked, with local personnel trained specifically for this task. Once the harvesting is complete, the coffee is immediately taken to the processing station to prevent overheating caused by direct exposure to sunlight. At the processing station, the coffee undergoes pulping and is then passed through screens or sieves. The remaining coffee is placed in plastic tanks where it will ferment for a period of 48 hours, a timeframe determined to be optimal for achieving the delicate and characteristic flavor of this variety. Then the coffee is washed and dried in a parabolic process (raised beds in a greenhouse/marquesina)

History of Coffee in Colombia

As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century. It was likely a garden crop grown for local consumption and barter for decades. Unlike other coffee regions, we have the story of a priest named Francisco Romero, who could be called the father of commercial coffee cultivation in Colombia. The folkloric tale goes that in the early 1800’s, Father Francisco, hearing confessions in the north eastern town of Salazar de la Palmas, assigned planting coffee to his parishioners as penance for their sins. The Archbishop of Colombia heard about this and ordered all priests to adopt the practice. Commercial production of coffee expanded quickly, moving into regions where the growing conditions were ideal. 

  • Subregion La Argentina, Huila
  • Farm Name Finca Ta Terraza
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Sidra
  • Min Growing Altitude 2000m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £17.00
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002382-2
  • Origin Colombia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk