Started in 2014, The Asosiación Tayronaca is a cluster of farms sprawled across the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. 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.
Mercanta’s exporting partner for Asociación Tayronaca works in this area in an effort to pioneer the commercialization of specialty coffee throughout the region.
Altitude: 1700-1800 masl*
Processing: Fully washed
Cup Profile: A lovely balance of stone fruit and chocolate with a malt sweetness.
If you have any questions or maybe you would like to learn more about this coffee feel free to contact us straight away.
Additional information courtesy of Mercanta.
*Metres above sea level