San Sebastian, Colombia
$1 per kg goes directly to our 'Brew good, do good' projects
Juicy and tea-like
Peach and earl grey
Country & Region Colombia, La Plata
Producer 4 Contributors
Variety Caturra, Colombia
The first formal settlements in the region came into existence in the late 16th century when the Spanish arrived to the region looking for gold but instead found silver, and hence the name “La Plata”, meaning “silver”. In the year of 1651, a parish named San Sebastian de La Plata was created by catholic priests, the name honours Sebastian de Belalcazar, a famous Spanish conquistador, as well as the silver found in the region.
This special coffee is the result of over ten years of collaboration between Caravela and the cooperative Global Cafes, the latter a coffee growers association made up of more than 100 small and medium sized coffee producers from La Plata and some nearby municipalities in Cauca and Huila. Its member’s farms range from 1 to 5 hectares and are mostly located at higher altitudes - above 1,500 MASL. The farms are mostly cultivated with traditional varieties such as Caturra and Typica. Caravela has installed a cupping lab and has a full-time quality analyst working alongside with the growers that deliver their coffee to Global Cafes. In order to guarantee a consistent quality and cup profile, every single lot delivered – no matter it’s size – is physically analysed and cupped. Only the best lots that fit the San Sebastian profile are selected.
Dose 15g | 250g at 98°C | 2:55
Dose 20g | Yield 49g | 26s
EK43 | Pro RO | 94ºc | Flat 8 bar
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Farm gate Price paid to producer exclusive of all other costs
FOB (Free on board) The cost of transporting the coffee to port and loading onto the ship.
*All prices are in USD/lb at time of purchase.
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We roast on Monday and pack orders on Tuesday. Orders are shipped any day if stock is available. If your order is placed after 7am Monday we cannot guarantee that we will have stock available. In this case, the coffee will be sent the following Tuesday.
Instructions will be sent via email when you place your order. You will be notified when your coffee is ready for pickup, it is available to pickup 24/7. Please ensure you double check your name and order number before taking your order from the shelf.