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Silver Oak Coffee - Single Estate: Finca El Nogal, Colombia

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A rich full body with dark brown sugar sweetness complimented by notes of stone fruits. A little chocolate as it cools. A balanced coffee.

A small farm of just 10 hectares El Nogal is located in the famous coffee region of Antioquia. Dario is a third generation coffee farmer with a wealth of experience. The farm has been producing coffee using traditional methods for in excess of 100 years.

Environmentally sound and sustainable farming practices such as water conservation, natural composting and the use native shade trees are of paramount importance to Dario. Hunting on the farm is prohibited and waste water from processing is treated before returning to the water course.Coffee at El Nogal is entirely hand harvested and sorted. The farm has its own wet mill and processing plant after which the coffee is dried on the house roof.

Historically coffee from this farm has joined others in a local cooperative however this is the first time Dario has offered coffee to the speciality market solely under his own farm name, and grateful we are too.

I roast this coffee to a lighter degree than I do pulped naturals to accentuate the fruity notes. I also push it a little harder in the early stages since the beans are very hard and dense due to the altitude they are grown at.

Altitude: 1800m
Farm/Coop: Finca El Nogal
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter
Origin: Central America/Colombia - Jerico town
Owner: Dario Mejia
Process Method: Washed
Roast Profile: Medium light
Tasting Notes: A rich full body with dark brown sugar sweetness complimented by notes of stone fruits. A little chocolate as it cools
Varietals: Caturra and Castillo

Roaster: Silver Oak Coffee

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast on TUESDAYs and sometimes on Saturdays if stocks are low. We dispatch orders Monday thru Friday by Royal Mail - 1st or 2nd class.

Orders for 1-3 bags are sent Royal Mail 1st Class. Orders for 4-7 bags are sent via a courier.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.