EDUARDO LOPEZ, Colombia ESPRESSO syrupy, chocolate, raisin, plum


EDUARDO LOPEZ, Colombia ESPRESSO syrupy, chocolate, raisin, plum

from 7.50

Producer: Organisation of small producers working with the Cosurca Coop

Region: Balboa, Cauca
Altitude: 1660 masl

Varietal: Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
Process: Fully washed

Importer: Falcon Speciality

Cup profile: Syrupy, chocolate, plum, caramel

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Our coffee offering is all about showcasing fresh in-season single-origin coffees of varied favour profles while sharing stories of their origins and producers. With our house espresso, we look for coffees with a full body, coating, syrupy mouthfeel, notes of chocolate, caramel and a mellow stone-fruit acidity. They will present plenty of sweetness and character to stand alone as an espresso or long black whilst pairing beautifully with milk for a silky comforting flat white.

To maintain a consistency of favour throughout the year without compromising on the coffee’s quality and freshness we have chosen Colombia to be the origin for our house espresso. This also enables us clearly to know and communicate the coffee’s origin. The country’s size, geographical position and hilly terrain with a variety of micro-climates provides perfect conditions for growing high-quality coffees; it also allows for harvesting year round, meaning that we can source fresh coffees throughout the year.

We source these coffees with the help of our importing partner Falcon Speciality, who work closely with growers and cooperatives on the ground in Colombia. The lots will change every four to six months as fresh coffee becomes available from different growing regions whilst the favour profile remains consistent.

Eduardo Lopez has been living and working in coffee for over 15 years but has only been growing organically for the past two years with technical assistance from the cooperative. The farm is based in the municipality of Balboa in Cauca where he is part of the ASPROBALBOA growers’ group who are part of the Cosurca cooperative based in Timbio. Cosurca Cooperative represents 11 farmer organisations and 1500 families spread across the Colombian Massif in central & south Cauca.

The Coop was established in 1993 with the aim to help its farmer members and their communities to prosper both economically & socially. The cooperative has a number of programs looking at post conflict resolution, women’s empowerment, youth promotion, general education, ethnic minorities & environmental harmony. The Coop is working to help its members work organically as they believe this is best for the prosperity and future of the farmers as well as the environment.

On Eduardo’s farm the coffee is planted among banana & citrus trees for shade. During the harvest from May to September the coffee is hand-picked and then pulped on the same day of collection. Here it is left to ferment for 15 hours before then being washed and then dried in a parabolic drier for 8 – 10 days before being delivered to a local collection point to be transported to Cosurca for export.