Certified Organic. Grown in full shade, predominantly from trees of the traditional typica variety, at elevations of 3,300 to 4,300 feet in the mountainous Sierra Nevada region in northern Colombia. This area is home to many indigenous populations that have been vastly affected by the drug trafficking and guerrilla warfare that is widespread in this strategically located region. Fair Trade prices have given local and indigenous farmers a viable alternative to growing illegal cash crops. Indigenous people in Colombia are known for their concern for Mother Earth, the Law of Creation, which explains the true meaning of life and the origin of all inhabitants of the planet. Coffee has become a cultural and living tradition passed from generation to generation.
The Sierra Nevada is a smooth medium bodied coffee with distinct cocoa flavors, a fragrant aroma, and a mild acidity. We recommend a medium to dark French roast.