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Santa Barbara | Colombia | Espresso

We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening.


Farm:  Santa Barbara

Producers: Mara Teresa Paz

Varietal: El Tambo, Totoro, Cauca

Varietal: Castillo

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1687 masl


Maria Teresa Paz was the seventh-place winner in the original Cauca Best Cup competition (2014), with a lot of her Caturra coffee. This is a Castillo selection from her farm, Santa Barbara.


The Castillo varietal is a hybrid cross that was developed by Cenicafe (the scientific research arm of Colombia's National Federation of Coffee Growers) to replace the no-longer-coffee-leaf-rust-resistant Variedad Colombia; released in 2005. Cauca is in central-western Colombia, stretching from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Ocean winds and elevation result in Cauca being one of the coolest regions of the country. The coffee in this area is grown mostly by indigenous or Afro-descendant communities. Geographically, the region has many features including the Popayan Plateau, many rivers, and the central volcanic mountain range.

Santa Barbara | Colombia | Espresso

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