A single Castillo varietal from Jesus Medihueta´s farm in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta region of Colombia.
DelAgua Coffee was born at La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Water has become their greatest treasure and its conservation, their purpose. As challenging as this statement is when it comes to producing coffee, they have called this their mission. This project provides coffees through a community–based model using the minimum amount of water in their processing methods while encouraging their team and the traditional coffee growers to become the guardians of biodiversity.
Jesus and his wife Erika began growing coffee three years ago in search of a better lifestyle. Their farm, Bella Vista is located at 1,360 m.a.s.l in La Paz village in the municipality of Cienaga.
Jesus inherited the Bella Vista from his parents, two traditional coffee growers from the region. Now he and his wife manage everything on the farm. They hired 6 workers to help them with the hand picking and cleaning of the farm during the harvest season. The main harvest is in November, December, and January.
The Natural Process begins with a pre-fermentation stage of 24 hours at the receiving station. From here, the cherries will be moved to the drying stage; coffee will be placed in African-style raised beds for over 25 days and will be racked and rotated every 4 hours. Due to the levels of sugar and moisture, the first days few days are crucial to avoid microbial activity prolongation. Finally, parchment coffee will pass through our dry milling and hand sorting stage.
SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA - Delagua coffee paradise
We invite you to INSPIRE and be Mindful. Notes of dark cherry, maple syrup and cacao nibs.