It’s from the southern region of Huila – well known for producing some of the most exciting Colombian coffees. Surrounding the town of San Agustín there are about 50 coffee-farming families that have formed the Asociación Los Naranjos de San Agustín. They are a quality-focused group, which is why they caught the eye of our supplier. This is what you’d call a relationship coffee – a great example of our supplier working with farmers in improving their livelihoods through producing quality coffee.
Each family harvests and processes their own cherries and these can be sold as microlots during the primary harvest. This particular coffee is from the smaller, 2nd harvest (or mitaca) so it was combined to make one larger lot.
The farms are centred around the town of San Agustín at altitudes of 1350-1900m asl and grow a mixture of varieties. Despite the differences between farms, the coffee is really well-prepared, which speaks to the association’s high standard for quality.
We prefer a med-light roast (214°C on our Diedrich) which emphasises the juiciness and fruits. For filter we roast as light as we dare and it’s a stunner – like diving head first into a tropical fruit salad.
Sweetness: caramel, choc, licorice, coconut. Acidity: plum, berries, red grape, apple, citrus fruits – mandarine & orange peel.
The kind of coffee we’re proud to stock: it’s 100% traceable and 100% delicious!
We’ll be featuring Los Naranjos throughout March on our webshop. It will also be in our next seasonal blend until at least June.