Santa Maria, Huila - Medium Roast 12 oz
This Santa María has caramel backbone coupled with a sweet raisin acidity in addition to notes of milk chocolate. Santa Maria is communal lot and it's a great representative of the coffees from this rich and volcanic southern region of Colombia.
Santa Maria region in Huila, Colombia has been a stronghold for guerrillas during the 60-year conflict that ended recently, making the town virtually inaccessible for several decades. The civilian population suffered tremendously from the conflict, always being in the middle between the warring parties (guerrilla, para-military groups and the army). Only during the start of the peace negotiations around in 2012, the FARC pulled out and the town opened up for outside influence and economic development.
In 2018, our importer partner, The Coffee Quest, set out guarantee a more stable income for the group and other farmers around Santa Maria region. The chosen method was setting up a station in the centre of town. The station fully focuses on specialty purchases in the region and functions as foothold within the local community, paying for quality using well-communicated and transparent pricing.