Dark chocolate and cherry. Reminds me a little of 'Cherry Ripe' chocolate bar.
Finca La Siberia is owned by Einar Ortiz. He started picking coffee at a very early age and everywhere he went he was liked for his commitment and incredible speed at cherry picking. As his reputation grew in the region, he was tempted to manage Finca La Siberia in Rioblanco, Tolima. With great effort and total dedication he started saving money and when he felt he had enough, he made an offer to the owner. They came to an agreement and his entrepreneurship paid off. Today he is the proud owner and he produces one of the most detailed coffees in the region, to which he is constant and totally devoted. Einar is an example of hard working dedication, always improving his crop with new technologies and coffee varieties.
There are 914,000 hectares of coffee farms across 5 main zones and 19 sub-regions of Colombia. Within these, buyers will mainly find the Caturra, Maragogype, Tabi, Typica, Bourbon, Castillo, and Colombia varieties.
What’s more, the country is in a great location for coffee production: it sits close to the equator, and its mountains can reach over 2,000 m. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, for example, are one of the world’s highest coastal ranges.
Generally speaking, Colombian speciality coffee is known for its pronounced aroma, acidity, medium-high body, and cleanness. Beans from here are often described as well-balanced or mild. High-altitude coffees are often the most sought-after Colombian crops. When well cared for, the cooler mountain temperatures can allow the cherries to ripen more slowly. In turn, this leads to more acidic, aromatic, and flavourful beverages.
The department of Tolima is located in the centre of Colombia. It is a region characterised by its beautiful and unique landscapes, working people and by producing a coffee with unique attributes that is distinguished by its aroma and cup profile.