Farm Name: El Leon
Producer: Multiple Producers
Altitude: 1600 – 2100
Variety: Castillo and Colombia
Coffee name: Salgar Supremo
Production Capacity Harvest 1 (March – June): 30000
Production Capacity Harvest 2 (October – December): 50000
Current Availability: 10000
Exwork KG price: 4.85 USD
Notes: Chocolatey, caramel and nutty cupping profile.
Coffee name: Salgar
Production Capacity Harvest 1 (March – June): 60000
Production Capacity Harvest 2 (October – December): 100000
Current Availability: 20000
Exwork KG price: 4.35 USD
Notes: Nutty cupping profile with lime, cane sugar and honey notes.
Salgar is a beautiful town surrounded by mountains that Colombians refer to as the small Medellin . However it is also a town that has been affected badly in the recent past by social and environmental problems. The town was occupied by guerrilla forces, and in 1983 and the father of a soon-to-be president Uribe was murdered there. More recently a tragedy occurred when 20% of the population was displaced due to an avalanche that caused major flooding in the river of Salgar, “El Barroso.” During this time coffee remained the only viable alternative for the people of Salgar to earn a living. The community displayed perseverance, overcoming challenge after challenge that was placed in their hands. New generations were born and raised around this culture of working together, turning Salgar into an epicenter of coffee production.
In February 2018 coffee produced by Salgar took first place in Antioquia’s Taza de la Excelencia (Cup of Excellence) which shows that their professionalism and hard work has paid off.