Colombia – Agustino Forest

///Colombia – Agustino Forest

Colombia – Agustino Forest

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Flavour Notes: Bright citrus / Buttery Caramel

This is a lively exciting coffee, just like the vibrant country it comes from… Where else can you land your para-glider in a strange field one moment and be invited to ride out with the owner and his horses the next ??

We love the refreshing citrus notes of this coffee balanced by a delicious buttery caramel finish.

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Colombia – Agustino Forest

While my introduction to Colombian coffee was perhaps unconventional, it will never be forgotten. Paragliding solo above the lush green canopy of native tree-shaded coffee farms of Bucaramanga and dodging frequent thunderstorms I made my decision to become a speciality coffee roaster and haven’t looked back…

Colombia is a large country with an established coffee industry spread over 17 regions, indeed it is the world’s third largest coffee producer after Brazil and Vietnam and is the worlds largest producer of Arabica coffee. The coffee producing areas and the farms of more than half a million different growers lie among the foothills of the Andes and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, where the climate is temperate with plenty of rainfall. It is widely acknowledged however that the country’s best coffees come from the south west in the regions of Huila, Tolima, Narino and Cauca.

We have chosen to work with a group of Huila farmers situated near San Augustin high in the Andean mountains where conditions are prefect for the production of fine Arabica coffee – good regular rainfall, rich fertile soils, an average altitudes of 1,700m and good shade that includes Orange, Bamboo, Eucalyptus, Inga and Avocado trees. The Agustino Forest coffee project was set up around 6 years ago with the aim of promoting high quality coffee growing to small holder communities as an alternative to producing crops for the illegal drugs trade. Initially involving just 104 families the project has proved very successful and has now expanded to include more than 1000 small holders all striving to produce coffee of outstanding quality.

The programme also has a strong focus on environmental conservation and requires members to have either shade trees on their plantation or an area set aside as a natural reserve. It is believed that responsible coffee production can off-set the effects of illicit drug production which took place in the area under guerrilla rule in the early 2000s. Coffee is grown on land surrounding the ancient forest and UNESCO world heritage site of San Augustin and the protection of this area is at the heart of the Agustino Forest programme. Farmers are given technical coffee training and funding for tree planting & local infrastructure improvements in return for a commitment to protect the local environment and ecosystems surrounding their farms.

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Weight N/A
Variety

Altitude

Process

Washed

Our Favourite Brew

Aeropress

Also Great With

Cafetiere, Filter, Chemex, Espresso, Mocha Pot

2 reviews for Colombia – Agustino Forest

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    very nice

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    nice

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Delivery

Delivery to the UK mainland is FREE on all subscriptions and all orders over £25.

We aim to roast all our coffees to order so it does take a little while to roast, grind, pack, label and dispatch.  Nevertheless we aim to dispatch your coffee within 24 hours of roasting.  We roast on Mondays and dispatch the next day.  We do roast a little extra however, so if you order during the week and we have your coffee available we’ll dispatch it straight away.  We could keep more stock on the shelves but we think roasting to order produces fresher tastier coffee – which is what it’s all about!  By the time your coffee arrives with you it should be perfectly rested and ready to drink.

Please bear in mind that, particularly around holidays, we do get busy and occasionally it can take a little bit longer.

Subsequent subscription deliveries will be roasted and dispatched to arrive on or around Friday – just in time for the weekend.