Tolima Organic AA
Tasting Notes Paw Paw, Cranberry, Maple Syrup
Variety Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Tolima is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region. It is a booming department with delightful landscapes. The department of Tolima is famous for its steep mountains, abundant water and deep valleys that create the perfect recipe for agriculture. Between these high mountains, wind blows all year round from the Río Blanco River and through the coffee fields, filling the air with sweet fragrances during the coffee flowering. Producers from Tolima aspire to take every day as an opportunity to improve or grab the bull by the horns. The fertile lands and mild climate, combined with the strong dedication of the people who work this land, produce a stunning cup profile. Despite insecurity challenges due to guerrilla presence in the region for over four decades, these coffee growers have always grown their coffee with pride and care. These growers have made great leaps to consistently produce high-quality coffee meaning fewer defects from origin, specialised tree care, better processing techniques, and investing back into farm infrastructure.
7 days / 16g dose / 260ml filtered water / 95° / 2 minute 45 second extraction
14 days / 16.5g dose / 260ml filtered water / 93° / 3 minute extraction
21 days / 18g dose / 260ml filtered water / 92° / 2 minute 30 second extraction
Tasting Notes Dried Fig, Pear, Orange Zest
Region Acevedo, Huila
This coffee is from a small, single-producer farm near the town of Acevedo in the Huila region of Colombia. The fertile volcanic soils in Huila are undisturbed by the intensive agriculture seen further north. Combined with high altitudes, this has led to excellent conditions for producing high-quality coffees. It's for this reason that Huila is quickly becoming one of the most renowned growing regions in all of South America. Inherited from his father almost 30 years ago, the farm La Esmeralda is now owned and run by Norbey Quimbayo, alongside his wife and two children. La Esmeralda has increased in size over the years and now covers around twelve hectares of land. Of this, around five hectares are used for growing coffee, while the balance is used for growing plantains, mandarins, and limes. Norbey has made efforts to research and educate himself on different strategies to elevate the quality of his coffee, creating higher revenue and a worthwhile income for the family.
7 days / 21g dose / 50g yield / 32 seconds
14 days / 21.6g dose / 50g yield / 31 seconds
Tasting Notes Strawberry, Paw Paw, Champagne
Process Anaerobic Natural
Region La Laguna, Algeciras, Huila
73-year-old Nohora Sepulveda de Zambrano has been around coffee her entire life, and she now runs three farms with her sons Edwin and Rafael Jr, alongside long-term farm manager Alexander. During the harvest, Doña Nohora employs about 25 local labourers to collect cherries on Finca La Floresta, Finca Buenavista and Finca Villa Sofía. Following this Doña Nohora and Alexander carry out the post-harvest processing. They place ripe cherries in bags, sealed to produce an anaerobic environment; creating a unique flavour profile over 170 hours. Following fermentation cherries are placed on raised beds inside a parabolic dryer for 5 days. The Sepulveda de Zambrano family grows Castillo, Caturra and Colombia Coffee varieties, as well as Yucca and Plantains.