Tasting Notes: Orange Juice, Pineapple, Fresh Strawberry, Cacao Nibs
73 year old Nohora Sepulveda de Zambrano (pictured above, left), owner of Finca La Floresta, has been in coffee all her life. Located in the Huila region of Colombia, her farm was originally part of a larger property, which Doña Nohora divided up when her husband passed away, giving each of her sons their own portion.
This micro-lot, the entirety of Doña Nohora’s naturally processed coffee, is blended together with cherries from her son Edwin’s (pictured above, right) farm. Attention to detail as well as the pursuit of excellence are the shared values passed from mother to son — demonstrated beautifully through this coffee.
Together, they carefully processed their combined coffee cherries— immersing them in water tanks for over 60 hours, a process that amplifies the coffee's natural sugars, then sun-drying them on raised beds for 45 days until it was absolutely perfect!
All that attention to detail cultivates a coffee teeming with juicy orange, sweet pineapple, fresh strawberry, and dark chocolate notes. It also reflects the fruit of a lifetime working with diligence, and patience—both of which naturally processed coffees require plenty of in order to have stellar results.
Finca La Floresta is part of the Azahar Coffee family of coffee farms, an organization working throughout Colombia to bring together producers of the highest quality. Through their hard work, they are changing the landscape of Colombia by bringing necessary resources, enabling full traceability, and providing direct trade access to hundreds of farmers such as Doña Nohora.
Producer: Nohora Sepulveda de Zambrano
Altitude: 1,700 meters
Varietals: Castillo, Colombia