Colombia Finca Las Mercedes Medium Roast
This beautiful and high quality coffee from Colombia has a very sweet citrus and orange flavour with brown sugar.
Located in the temperate climate and mountainous terrain of southwest Antoquia, Finca Las Mercedes has the perfect altitude and climate for producing excellent quality coffee as well as playing host to a diversity of native flora and fauna. In this ideally situated terrain, the Guerra family have dedicated 150 of their 384 extensive hectares to coffee. The rest of the farm lies under native forest – some 234 hectares devoted entirely as nature and watershed preserve.
In 1960, when Eduardo Guerra Sánchez bought Las Mercedes, the finca was devoted entirely to dairy production. Don Eduardo’s background was coffee farming, however, and upon gaining control of the farm, he decided to give some small parcels of land over to coffee. Despite the family heritage, the farm continued to produce primarily milk until Don Eduardo’s son, Alfonso Guerra Velez, took control of the farm some 20 years later.
In the first few years alone, Don Alfonso planted 150,000 coffee trees on the farm, and since this time, the principle economic focus of the Guerra family has turned to coffee farming.
Estate: Finca Las Mercedes
Owner: Alfonso Eduardo Guerra Vélez
Varieties: Colombia, Caturra, Castillo
Altitude: 1,750 to 2,050 metres above sea level
Processing: Fully Washed
Cupping Notes: Citrus, orange, sweet, brown sugar
Available in 200g, 450g or 1kg resealable bags made from recycled materials.