Tayronaca Organic producers are overwhelmingly small-holders who manage their own self-sufficient wet- mills and patios (open or covered) for drying.
Currently composed of 316 producers farming a total of 3,007.2 total hectares (426.8 of which are under coffee), the average farm size is quite substantial compared to other departments in Colombia.
Flavour Profile of Tayronaca Organic
Coffee production in the region is characterised by large Typica & Colombia cherries and beans, thanks to the constant presence of rains between the flowering and the ripening periods.
Cup quality also tends to be quite high due to the level of technical assistance that many farming families receive from regional organisations.
Cupping notes and flavours from this type of cherry lend towards a stone fruit, chocolate, and malty sweetness.
Coffee Grown in Colombia
The average member has around 9.5 hectares total, 1.35 of which is under coffee. Farmers cultivate their trees, primarily the traditional varieties of Typica and Bourbon, under the shade with average densities of 4,800 plants per hectare.
Most families do their own harvesting – usually with the help of neighbours. After the red and ripe cherries are picked, they are pulped by passing them through a manual pulper at the family farm (usually located close to the main house).
The waste from this process will be used later as a natural fertilizer for the coffee trees. Depending on the conditions fermentation can range between 12 up to 48 hours.
For the most part, individual families live separately on their farms rather than clustered in the community centre. Houses vary in shape, size and construction material, which depends on the weather, but many have distinct roofs of woven grass that are ubiquitous in the region.
Asociación Tayronaca carries on Tairona/Aruhuaco traditions whilst employing modern, quality- driven methods for farming coffee.
By searching for new markets for their unique coffee, their exporting partner in the region is helping them to ensure their way of life for generations to come.
For most of Asociación Tayronaca, coffee cultivation is their main means of economic sustenance. Some also cultivate sugarcane, but other than these crops, all other agriculture and activities are for household consumption.
Olfactory Coffee Roasters
Olfactory Coffee Roasters is a leading speciality coffee roastery founded in 2013 by a couple of law graduate students, who fell in love with Cornwall and coffee. They source their coffee responsibly a with focus on sustainability, quality, and taste.
They are devoted to finding the best seasonal speciality coffees the world has to offer. The team then extensively experiment, sample and profile-roast until the very best of flavour, characteristics, and sweetness out of each coffee bean have been unveiled.
All of their coffees are ethically sourced and hand-picked. Olfactory Coffee Roasters only source coffees from small coffee growing communities and single estates. Through their coffees, they support various charities and foundations at the country of origin.
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