Santa Barbara Estate-Columbia
Score: 83.5 AROMA/FLAVOR: Peppery, herbal, stone fruits, milk chocolate, panela (brown sugar). ACIDITY: mellow citric. OTHER: Light, pleasant, classical Colombian profile. Fruity. Improves as it cools. Great for breakfast or ice coffee and cold brew.
The Santa Barbara Estate has 350 hectares in coffee fields, a size which has proven to be perfect to afford a state of the art beneficio (wet mill) without being too large to sacrifice quality. Mr. Echavarra manages the company with the help of his three sons, Nicolas, Camilo and Pedro Miguel. The Estate employs over 1,000 committed workers.