Zipaquirá’s citrus notes shine bright! The medium roast highlights its natural lemon and herbal taste, with a balanced acidity that isn’t overwhelming.
It’s perfect as an iced coffee to sip on the porch or outside enjoying the weather. You may not be able to visit the town of Zipaquirá, but these beans will certainly take you there.
Flavor notes: Citrus & herbs
Zipaquirá's La Catedral de Sal is an underground Roman Catholic church formed entirely of salt and hailed as Colombia's "Jewel of Modern Architecture."
Located outside of Bogota, the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá was carved out of the walls and tunnels of an old halite salt mine 650 feet underground. Over 250,000 tons of salt were removed to make space for this imposing structure that contains altars and the 14 Stations of the Cross, each with its own chamber.
One of only three salt cathedrals in the world (the other two are in Poland), the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is a tourist destination and pilgrimage site. Church services take place every Sunday in front of the 50 ft illuminated cross, which is the largest underground cross in the world.
There is evidence the salt mine had been in use since the 5th Century BC, with commercial mining beginning in the early 1800s. Miners had carved out a space to conduct their prayers before work. By 1950, a formal cathedral was constructed and dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, the patron saint of miners.