Colombian La Reserva
This is an amazing special coffee from the Antioquia region of Columbia. Flavor notes of grape, lemon, nuts, and honey. This limited offering will only be available for a short time. Get it while you can!
From the Farmer:
Times of despair are always opportunities for a new beginning, and our early stages at La Reserva were just that. The farm was abandoned and the land was huge but we had hope. We saw the land had the right characteristics such as height and soil for a high-quality specialty coffee. Today, our clients and everyone involved in the process of producing and distributing our coffee can attest to La Reserva’s land is ideal. The fresh air, beautiful views, and endless green-colored scenery offered to us by the mountains make it perfect.
From the importers:
Located in Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia, La Reserva exemplifies the struggle that
is coffee farming, but also a sign of what’s possible with perseverance. The 52-
acre farm is split between two areas, and nearly half this land is within a
protected nature preserve and is home for a wide diversity of plants and
animals, including the endangered Andean Bear. The other half of the land
lies on its own and has seen its fair share of challenges, as the previous owners
were unable to maintain it due to insufficient profit from low coffee prices.
The land has now been taken over by a pioneering farmer, Juan Felipe, who
looked past the abandoned plots and saw the teeming potential for specialty
coffee. Noticing the fertile lands and high altitudes, between 1,600 m.a.s.l. and
2,000 m.a.s.l., Juan took the initiative to breathe new life into this beautiful
In its second year of focused specialty production, the coffees from La Reserva
are already showcasing the depth and diversity of its land. Consisting
primarily of Caturra and Colombia varieties, the coffee possesses pronounced
citrus fruit character, natural sweetness, and pleasantly creamy body. The
utilization of various processing techniques, whether it be washed, honey, or
natural, only further accentuates the diversity of flavors possible from the
coffee at La Reserva.