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Finca Santa Maria / Lote Valeria Washed

Nougat, Peach, Key Lime

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Nougat and peach aromas introduce this sweet, lively Caturra. The juicy body features golden raspberry sweetness and key lime acidity, resolving into a nutty finish with a hint of ginger cookie.


Producer: Armando Benavides Portilla
Farm: Finca Santa Maria
Region: Buesaco, Nariño
Altitude: 6,069 feet | 1,850 masl
Varietal: Caturra 
Process: Washed 
Roast: Light
Notes: Nougat, Peach, Key Lime

The Story

The growing conditions at Finca Santa Maria in Colombia's Nariño region are unique. Long hours of sunlight and hot springs allow the coffee trees to grow in higher, colder altitudes. This leads to a bean we value for its great level of sweetness and acidity.

Armando Benavides is focused on implementing innovations on the farm, such as irrigation, new processing methods, and the introduction of new varietals. The farm is in the process of changing its name to Finca Valeria, after Armando's daughter.

Direct Trade

During our visits to Finca Santa Maria, we have always been impressed with Armando's level of commitment to sustainability and quality. On top of his farming initiatives, what impresses us most about his operation are his family values. Armando has stressed the importance of passing on his passion for coffee farming to his children and the benefits of a strong relationship with us, his long-term buyers. Good management goes well beyond producing great coffee; it is about coming together with enriching experiences, family, and friendship.

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