With fertile volcanic soil, and altitudes up to 2,000 metres above sea level, it's a great place to grow coffee - despite the challenges. We've sourced this coffee from The Green Collection, whose 'boots-on-the-ground' approach to sourcing coffee gives us some of our closest links to coffee producers.
Bold & Rich
From the Great Taste Award judges: "Some brightness in the cup with a thick consistent crema. There are biscuity undertones and the coffee delivers a dark chocolate bitterness and caramelised sugar finish. There's still some brightness to finish. A really good example of a traditional dark roast."
Ripe coffee cherries are picked, and sorted to remove any defects. They then pass through a depulper, where the felsh of the cherry is removed, leaving behind a sticky mucilage layer. Next, the beans are fermented, and the mucilage layer breaks down, leaving a clean coffee bean behind. The beans are then carefully dried, resulting in a clean-tasting coffee with natural sweetness and complexity.
There will always be people who enjoy the darker style of coffee - it's up to us to give them something that tastes great, which is also responsibly sourced. Whether you're after a bit of old school coffee nostalgia, or just like darker coffee, this is the one for you.
THE RICH ROAST
18g in, 40g out, extracted over 27(±3) seconds.
1:16 ratio, steeped for 4 minutes and left to settle. No plunger needed!
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The Green Collection
A commitment to traceability, transparency and sustainability
John and Claudia of The Green collection have operated in Colombia since 2011. They work closely with producers to ensure that each coffee is fully traceable, and can give real tangible benefits to the people who produce them.
We now exclusively work with The Green Collection to source our Colombian coffees, knowing that John and Claudia's 'boots on the ground' approach is as direct as possible, cutting out the middle men of the coffee industry.
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