Colombia La Pradera
Strawberry, maple syrup, almonds. Silky body.
|Semi washed, organic
|Oscar Daza, La Pradera and Santa Maria farms|
About the coffee
Oscar Daza has taken the farm over from his father, José Rosario Daza. Oscar heads a group of eight farms, four of which belong to his family. All are certified organic and Bird Friendly. He is the first in the region to finance his own organic certification, which is something the Federation generally pays for. He has an entrepreneurial temperament, and it was this that pushed him to become independent, in order to find his own customers, be free to make his own decisions and manage his production in line with his own vision of coffee growing. He explained his great faith in shade production, and we counted no fewer than 15 different tree species. His agroforestry system goes against the Federation’s recommendations, but he stands firmly by it. He is sure that preserving shade coffee production and quality can only improve his coffee. Despite a few difficult years spent battling with the Federation, Oscar has finally found his own customers and now sells more than 60% of his production directly for export. We supply this coffee under the name Comuneros, because it can come from all eight of his farms.
The terroir of Aratoca
Aratoca is a terroir located in the Santander region in the north of Colombia. This area is one of the new coffee producing areas, it was known to have launched a revolution in the 18th century to free itself from Spanish colonialism.
SCA rating: 86+