“La Nubia” farm, is a legacy of the tenacity of a family’s work in the Colombian mountains, it is the effort, persistence, nobility, and gallantry of their ancestors, who worked extremely hard to make a perfect process to grow this fruit with a lot of love.
The coffee that grows in La Nubia means the union, the tradition, and the inspiration of the work of the peasants from many years ago, who day after day got up to share an enjoyable working with nature.
This coffee goes beyond its flavor of caramel and chocolate notes, it transport us to a story where the courage and work of a couple of farmers were reflected every day in taking their family to succeed, building this legacy in a magical place where the sun and the secrets of the land ripen coffee to perfection high in the Colombian mountains.
Located in Santa Rosa de Cabal, in Risaralda Department “La Nubia”, owned by Abelardo & Leoniza Marquez who are growing coffee all of their lives. They developed the farm in the latest 80s. Today this legacy is managed by Jennifer Marquez, the grandchild.
Elevation: 1,701 m (5,581 ft)
Production: 10 tons yearly.
Weather: 8°F (14°C),
Humidity: 92% Humidity
The place where the germination of the "cafetos" (coffee trees) takes place is a section of the farm where they receive initial care from the coffee growers, and directly from the soil. Here the Earth makes the awesome transformation from a seed to an amazing journey to your cup.
In a very special environment, the coffee growers who apply special care to those plants that will end on an awesome transformation life cycle started with a seed.
This is a tradition. Our seeds came from the same farm, taking the natural legacy from ancestor’s flowers.
When "cafetos" (coffee trees) are mature they start giving back to the Earth what they took from the motherland using the hands of the coffee growers. They blossom under the shadow of fruit trees, who transform the environment into a magic tool to grow the coffee.
Yes... The fruits. Coffee is a tree that grows fruits similar to cherries, and the fruits are handpicked, and the seeds are cleaned, then the sun dries them, and before they start the roasting process, they become what is called Green Coffee, pure coffee to be roasted the way you like it.
The gathering of the coffee starts with the red and mature fruits full of sugars, then those that will add some of the acidity of the coffee, and then they start a short period of maturation before being washed to clean them, taking the pulp and skin out depending on the method.
Once the seeds are cleaned and dried, they go back to a last cleaning process that gives the coffee an appearance of small green half beans similar to peanuts in size and shape. At this point, the process involves a final selection of those beans too small, with imperfections, or broken, that will affect the quality of the final product.