Farm: Mata de Guadua Varietal: Caturra, Colombia & Tabi Processing: 24 hours fermentation & dried on raised beds Altitude: 2,050 metres above sea level Owner: Ignacio Arias Town / City: San Francisco Alto Region: La Plata, Huila Notes: Stew fruits , toffee , sweet This Caturra, Colombia and Tabi lot has been produced by Ignacio Arias and his family, whose 4 hectare farm, Mata de Guadua, lies near the village of San Francisco Alto in Colombia’s Nariño state. At 2,050 metres above sea level Ignacio’s land benefits from the perfect conditions for coffee production that characterize the municipality of La Plata. However, it is only recently that he has been able to maximise his farm’s potential for high-quality production. With limited access to specialty coffee markets in the past, Ignacio often saw little profit from farming coffee and used to sell his coffee as wet parchment for whatever the going rate was to his local cooperative. He was dissatisfied (as were many of his neighbours) but didn’t know how to make the most of his farm’s potential for excellence. It was only about a year ago that members of the large cooperative to which Ignacio belonged – in Colombia’s remote Huila department – realized that their location and passion for coffee farming gave them a special edge when it came to producing high quality coffee. Seeing some of the quality initiatives and micro-lot separation that forward-thinking cooperatives around Colombia were exploring, a small group of about 20 producers broke off from the larger regional cooperative to establish their own organization – named Aprocoagrosh (quite a mouthful) - in early 2014.
Ignacio Arias (Huila) - Colombia
Roasted to order
We roast our coffee every Sunday and Tuesday.
Our beans are roasted to order as we want to produce the best to our coffee drinkers. We currently roast twice a week on Tuesday and Sundays. When orders are received before 5pm on the day prior to the roasting day, we will send out the coffee within 3 working days from the date of roast. We cup the coffees after each roast before we bag them, hence we can only send out the beans earliest on the following day after the roast. You will receive an email/sms notification when the coffee is sent. Do let us know if you did not receive your order.
For orders before Tuesday 5pm , your orders will be sent out on Wednesday.
For orders before Sunday 5pm, your orders will be sent out on Monday. No coffees will be sent on weekends since the Post Office will not handle any incoming mails, but all orders will be posted out on Mondays instead.