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The News Is Out: We’re Exporting Superb Brewed Coffee from Brooklyn to Manhattan via East River Ferry
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Altitude, soil and climate all mix up to create the basic conditions to grow a good cup of coffee. Santa Barbara has a great mix of volcanic soils, high altitude and an incredible microclimate. Coffee is grown at an average altitude of approximately 1650 meters, with a range from 1400 to 2000 meters. This high altitude means that our coffee takes longer to mature, and therefore produce denser and richer beans. This altitude is enhanced by a specific microclimate created by the Cauca River valley, where we are located. The warmth of the valley protects coffee from the cold Andean nights, permitting coffee growth at higher altitudes.