CO-42-201911 Past offer

Honey de Santa María - Orgánico

  • $7.90 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
  • $7.90 USD / kg FOB Organic
Process type
Altitude range
1750m - 1750m
Harvest period
November, 2019 - November, 2019
Seller's cupping score (SCA)
84.0 points
Updated January, 2020
  • Samples are unavailable
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments unavailable
  • Doorstep delivery unavailable
    We are unable to arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Forestal - Grupo café
  • Colombia
  • Single farm
  • Bird Friendly, Organic
  • 2 sales on Algrano
  • 1 Average orders per roaster
  • 2 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
Trusted by
Langøra Kaffebrenneri

Forestal is a group of 4 farms (San Sebastián, Los Pinos, Santa María and La Esmeralda) and a roasting business owned by Francisco Serrano in Santander, a Northern department of Colombia in the Andes mountains. Our organic farms are inspired by coffee’s original ecosystem with dense tree coverage and preservation of biodiversity. We preserve natural woodland areas to protect wildlife, acting as a home to hundreds of endemic and migratory birds of the region. All of our coffees are manually picked by capable workers in a way that ensures they have constant employment throughout the whole season. We also enrol our permanent members of staff in a membership scheme, paying them bonuses every end of the year, and support smaller producers from our region on achieving sustainable development. We grow, roast and brew many different varietals of coffee, from the traditional Castillo to Pink Bourbon and La Esmeralda is a dedicated Gesha farm. Message us here and speak to me, Joel, the manager!

Coffee Quality Evaluation
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Cupped: January, 2020
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This honey lot is a blend of 3 separate micro-lots with a similar fruity profile from Finca Santa María, in the town of Zapatoca. The farm is located near the Yariguies Serrania reserve and shares the rich ecosystem of the tropical Andean forest, which we help preserve and restore. Santa María is managed by Oswaldo Ardila and his family, overseers of all the farm's work. Oswaldo helped me in the post-harvest of this lot, from choosing which lots to harvest with his Brix meter to making sure drying was even. We selected only ripe cherries from a Castillo lot, which went through a double fermentation process: first in cherry and later in mucilage. The cherries are left to rest inside mesh bags for one day, depulped and fermented up to 3 days in a tank without water. The coffee is then moved to raised beds in a marquesina dedicated to micro-lots, where we control the temperature and levels of moisture in the air. Air humidity can be deadly to good coffees. Whenever we notice dangerous levels we open the marquesina to improve circulation. It takes around 8 days to complete de drying process depending on the climate, but the intense sun radiation we get in Santander is perfect for natural drying!
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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.

2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.

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