Colombia - Villamaria - Natural - 250g

Strawberries, peach, tropicals and wine-like.



Caldas / 1800 masl. / Castillo / Natural / SCA  - 86.50p. 

Like many coffee producers in Colombia, producers of the Villamaría district had historically been promised higher prices and the purchase of a farmer's entire crop by large institutions in the past. Having never delivered on this promise, understandably faith in new ventures had greatly diminished amongst producers. Thankfully, "Jamaica" is a processing station that neighbours the communities who sell to Villamaría, and the importers' consistent return every harvest has helped those hesitant to see that they are committed long-term. The producers that create the lots you enjoy from Villamaría, now grow in number, as word spreads of a system that ensures better prices, for reduced labour , and a need for a growing volume of their harvest.

For the natural process, freshly harvested cherry is delivered to the "La Aurora" delivery point where it is floated, sorted and left to rest in cherry for 24 hours. The cherries are transported to the "Jamaica" processing station the following day where they undergo a further 48 hours of fermentation in cherry.

They are then taken to drying beds in the greenhouse for around 15 days before being finished in the mechanical dryer for 3-4 days.

Roast info

This coffee is roasted for filter - meaning, a light roast. We roast our seasonal coffees in this manner because we wish for the coffee to shine as it is - for it to display the characteristics that have produced its excellent quality. This kind of roast allows the natural flavours, acids and sugars of the coffee to be in the front, and lets you learn about its origin through taste. As the name says, it's best used in filter coffee methods, such as drip or immersion, so while making an espresso from these is possible, it could prove tricky.

Use and storage

We recommend you enjoy this coffee within 3 months of the roasting date.
Store in a dry and cool place, between +16 and +25 degrees.


Sustainable Coffee Trading

This coffee's cycle from farm to your cup has been one of honesty and hard work. We source our coffees from producers that use environmentally-friendly growing practices, roast it so that it's consistently good, package it in materials that either recycle or can be refilled and deliver the coffee with emissions in mind. Sustainability is one of our core values, and the path of our coffee demonstrates that.

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