Colombia Norte Caldas Green Coffee Beans (Fair Trade), 2 lb. Bag
This is a Fair Trade offering from the Cooperativa de Caficultores del Norte de Caldas in Colombia. Low family incomes led farmers to come together and form a cooperative in June of 1963. The Coop became Fair Trade Certified in 2004 which has already resulted in higher incomes for the farmers and their families. This coffee is smooth as most good Colombian coffees are, but with a bit more acidity to make it a more interesting cup. Roasting the Norte Caldas to a City roast brings out raisiny fruit notes, and a chocolaty bittersweet aftertaste that lingers pleasantly on the tongue. It has medium to light body, balanced with a rich earthy character and finishing with a pleasant fruitiness. Excellent for light to French roasts.