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Silver Oak Coffee - Single estate: Finca Las Mercedes, Colombia

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Delicate red stone fruits and a hint of peach, silky, sweet and rich.

The Guerra family acquired Finca Las Mercedes in 1960 when it was solely a dairy farm. Subsequent generations have focused more on coffee and of the 384 hectares 150 hectares are now under coffee. The temperate climate and high altitude are perfectly suited to speciality coffee production.
The current owner, Alfonso Guerra took control of the farm in 1980 and has made coffee his primary focus. He planted in excess of 150, 000 coffee trees in his first few years of stewardship and continues to replace 20% of trees annually. Alfonso is diligent in researching and implementing the most current and sustainable agricultural practices as he strives for quality. 120, 000 additional trees were planted in 2013 of a disease resistant variety as he seeks to guard against the threat of coffee leaf rust.

15 permenant staff are employed on the farm but this increases tenfold during the two harvest periods of October-December and February-April.
Altitude: 1800m
Farm/Coop: Las Mercedes
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Filter
Origin: Central America/Colombia - San Bernardo, Antioquia
Process Method: Washed - mixed drying methods
Tasting Notes: Delicate red stone fruits and a hint of peach, silky, sweet and rich
Varietals: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia

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


Initial collection: Silver Oak Coffee - Cambridgeshire

Tasting record

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