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Silver Oak Coffee - Single Origin: Smallholders Of Inza Cauca, Colombia

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This works very well as a filter or Aeropress and due to the light-medium roast is best without milk. In the cup look for a buttery caramel sweetness, delicate stone fruits such as cherry and a juicy mouthfeel.
The municipality of Inzá is located in the corner of the Department of Cauca, bordering with Tolima and Huila and looking out to the west over the Pacific Ocean. Situated on the “Macizo Colombiano” (the Colombian Plateau), which surrounds the high peaks of Tolima and Huila, the region is an important source of water and wildlife, in addition to being prime coffee growing land.

This coffee was produced by 52 smallholder coffee producers from the region, all of whom are members of the organization ASORCAFE (Asociación de Productores de Café del Oriente Caucano). ASOCAFE represents, in total, some 450 producers from across the Department. This specific lot, however, has been selected only from growers hailing from the neighbouring sub-municipalities of Pedregal (70%) and San Antonio (30%). Every single microlot delivered was cupped and reserved due to its scoring 85 points or above by the Association’s cupping lab in Pedregal. These stringent standards result in very limited quantities of this exceptional blend of 70%+ Caturra and approx 30% Variedad Colombia being made available for export.

The association of coffee growers, ASORCAFE, was founded in 2004 by 10 coffee growers with an entrepreneurial spirit who were tired of private parchment buyers who were paying them below national prices. The region’s violent past, with a heavy presence of FARC guerrillas, had historically prevented the FNC (Colombia’s excellent national coffee board) and specialty-focused exporters from establishing a presence in the region. As violence has diminished, it has enabled the growers in the region to seek increased access to markets for quality, not only taking advantage of the region’s wonderful coffee-growing conditions but also the economic resource that nearby tourist destinations bring (for instance, the World Heritage Site “Parque Nacional Arqueológico de Tierradentro”).

Altitude: 1500-1800m
Farm/Coop: Various smallholders
Great for: Aeropress, Filter
Origin: Central America/Colombia - Inza, Cauca
Process Method: Washed
Roast Profile: Medium-Light
Varietals: Caturra and 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.

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