CLEAN, COCOA, CREAMY-Medium roast
Grower: Grupo Sierra Inconexus SAS/19 members
Variety: Caturra, Castillo, Columbia, Typica
Region: Ciénaga, Santa Marta, and Manaure, Columbia
Altitude: 1400-1900 meters
Soil: Clay minerals
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications: Water Decaf, Organic
COLOMBIA ORGANIC SOL NACIENTE ROYAL SELECT WATER DECAF is sourced from lots that the Royal team has selected based on cupping evaluations. After selection, the green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The beans are then introduced to a solution concentrated with coffee solubles that extract the caffeine without extracting the coffees particular flavor.
COLOMBIA ORGANIC RFA SOL NACIENTES COOPERATIVE is sourced from family-owned farms organized around SOL NACIENTES, a group of 19 producers with farms located near the community of Palmor, in the Santa Marta Sierra Nevada in the department of Magdalena, Colombia. The Sierra Nevada range is a Caribbean coastal range distinct from the Andes range that makes up the majority of Colombia’s coffeelands. For this reason there is a sense of self-reliance in the Sierra Nevada best symbolized by Palmor’s hydropower plant, the only community owned power plant in all of Colombia, which provides clean low-cost energy for the residents of Palmor. Similarly, bananas, corn and avocado trees grown alongside the coffee are used for local consumption evidencing another level of self-reliance for this group of farmers. Sol Nacientes, in collaboration with an exporting company called Inconexus, has recently organized nucleuses of model producers to help neighboring producers improve farm management and processing protocol. Producers also benefit from the close proximity of the Inconexus cupping lab and dry mill located in Santa Marta where coffee is quickly evaluated and parchment is stored in grainpro for protection from the costal humidity.