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Colombia Finca La Secreta Lychee Caturra Anaerobic Transparency Report

Colombia Finca La Secreta Lychee Caturra Anaerobic 

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Finca La Secreta

Finca La Secreta owes its success to the dedication of Juan Carlos Mejia and his family, who work together to nurture over 130,000 coffee trees across their 30-hectare farm. Five of those hectares are a natural reserve, home to various animals and plants and protect wood and water resources.

In addition to coffee, plantain, cassava, and bean crops also grow at Finca La Secreta. The fertile land and high altitudes that reach 2,050masl are ideal for cultivating high quality coffee trees.

What Is Anaerobic Coffee Processing With Lychee?

Anaerobic coffee processing is a fermentation method that deprives the coffee beans and microbes of oxygen. As carbon dioxide builds up in the tanks, pressure grows and acids like lactic acid develop, which create distinct flavor profiles in the coffee beans.

At Finca La Secreta, Juan Carlos Mejia took the anaerobic process further. In this new process he added lychee fruit, natural fruit concentrates, & yeasts & microbes the process. The result: lyrical, fruit-forward cup brimming with notes of lychee, guava, muscat grape & peach.

About Colombian Coffee

Over half a million families dedicate their livelihoods to producing unroasted Colombia green coffee on small farms that dot the country’s volcanic mountain ranges. As the world’s third-largest producing country, the volume, quality, and variety that comes out of Colombia year-round is staggering. Coffee from Colombia is never dull, and with 16 coffee-producing regions along three mountain ranges and two harvests each year, Colombia always has fresh coffee on hand.

TASTING NOTES: lychee, guava, muscat grape and peach

Origin Colombia
Variety Caturra
Process Anaerobic Lychee Honey
Farmer / Producer Finca La Seceta - Juan Carlos Majia
Region Antioque
Washing Station NA
Farm Finca La Secreta
Drying African Beds
Elevation (MASL) 1700-2050
Origin Cup Score 90.25

Farmer-first Information

We take a farmer-first approach when sourcing our coffee, recognizing that the best coffee often comes from family-owned farms. Our commitment ensures that farmers are fairly compensated for producing the highest quality coffee. Our approach goes beyond coffee; it's about empowering farmers and their families to thrive.

  • Farmer/Producer Relationship Length with BLCC: 1 year
  • Farm Gate (price paid to farmer): $10.50 (per lb)
  • Fairtrade Premium (source: fairtrade.net): $1.97 (per lb)
  • Percent above Fairtrade Premium: 532%

Facts about Coffee Farms across the world

It's a fact that the world's coffee comes from families, not big corporations. Every bag of coffee that we deliver to you comes directly from these incredible coffee-producing families. Their dedication to their craft and commitment to sustainable practices truly make every sip of our coffee a unique experience. This is the ethos that drives us every single day.

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