Las Piedras, Colombia

£12.00

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  • Grind:
    We offer multiple espresso grind options: the domestic grind is slightly coarser, perfect for home espresso machines from Sage or De'Longhi; and the commercial grind is the finer option, suited towards commercial machines from La Marzocco, Sanremo.
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A Single Origin Coffee from Colombia

Even in the depths of winter, few coffees hit the spot quite like a fresh Colombian.



Flavour profile:

Watermelon, Sherbet, Lime

Best for:

Coffee:

Las Piedras

Origin:

Huila, Colombia

Altitude:

1,650 masl

Variety:

Colombia, Caturra & Geisha

Process:

Washed

The Story

Near the town of La Argentina in Southern Colombia’s Huila department, producer Rodrigo Perafan grows Caturra, Colombia & a sprinkling of Geisha amongst native shade trees. The small scale of his farm does not make it viable to harvest and separate these varieties. Instead the more classic Caturra and Colombia brings sweetness and texture to the bright and floral characteristics of Geisha. His processing style is also a unique variation on the standard washed process with cherries first allowed an anaerobic fermentation prior to being pulped and washed. Due to the challenging humidity in Huila, coffee is slowly dried on raised beds for up to a month before delivery to Cedro Alto for export preparation.

Up until now, Don Rodrigo has sought to mitigate some of the economic uncertainty and time consuming nature of specialty coffee production by selling more than half his crop as a lower priced commercial grade. Having tested his processing and partnership with Cedro Alto he now feels comfortable scaling up this production to almost 100% specialty. In an effort to promote the long term viability of specialty coffee production Cedro Alto and their import partners are promoting a unique degree of financial transparency. Illustrating the costs of production at various stages of the supply chain this highlights the value and security responsible partners can provide farmers as an alternative to the volatile open commodity market.

Our ambition is to continue sourcing, roasting and crafting the finest coffees from the heart of East London.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What date will my coffee be roasted?

    We aim to ship our coffee as fresh as possible, however you may receive coffee roasted up to 7 days prior to the shipping date.

  • What grind type should I choose?

    We offer multiple grind options from Cafetiere to Espresso and everything between. Our domestic espresso grind is slightly coarser and is perfect for home espresso machines, such as DeLonghi or Sage whereas the commercial espresso grind is better suited to commercial machines like La Marzocco or Sanremo. If you’re not sure what grind to choose please get in touch with our team at admin@climpsonandsons to see how they can help. Remember, pre-ground coffee is not an exact science and is only one of many brewing variables. For better brewing, why not take a look at one of our brew guides here https://climpsonandsons.com/blogs/brew-guides.

  • Can I order 1kg of coffee?

    This is not something we currently offer but why not consider helping us reduce packaging by ordering a 2kg bag instead? Wholebean coffee has a longer shelf life than you might think, up to 3 months!