Tasting Profile: Dried orange, berry, chocolate
Grower: Smallholder farmers from Medellin
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, & Typica
Region: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Altitude: 1300-1500 M
Soil Type: Volcanic Loam
Process: Fully washed and dried in solar dryers to protect the coffee from rain.
Since the 1950s, scientists have noted drastic declines in Colombia’s sea turtles. In a study conducted in the mid-1980s to measure the socioeconomic value of sea turtles along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Roderic Mast reported commonly hearing the phrase “Tortuga vista es tortuga muerta” (a turtle we see is a turtle that dies) from fishermen and villagers, who prized the turtles for their eggs, meat, oil, and shell. Up until the early 1990s, it was common to find sea turtle on the menus of restaurants, and a sea turtle slaughterhouse operated in Riohacha, where the infamous Doña Fefa sold green turtle meat, oil, and chicharrón (deep fried fat) to individuals, markets, and restaurants up and down the coast. Hawksbills were also widely harvested for their shell, which was used for jewelry, trinkets, and even furniture. While conservation efforts are changing the attitude toward sea turtles in Columbia there is much to be done.
Sea Turtle eyes diver on the sea bed.
When you purchase this coffee, $1 per item from our profits will be donated to sea turtle conservation efforts in Florida.