Local Small Holders
1,800 - 2,100 masl
Sugarcane Ethyl Acetate
Caturra, Colombia, Castillo
The western slopes of the Nevado del Ruiz are home to Villamaría, an extinct volcano that sits in the centre of the Colombian Coffee Axis. While its rough terrain proves a challenging environment for humans, its high altitude, fertile soil and tropical climate make for perfect coffee growing conditions.
Producer Juan Felipe Aristizábal is part of a community of smallholder farmers from Villamaría, Chinchiná and Manizales that operate a wet mill. Juan is renowned in the region for his attention to detail, ensuring that all of the coffee he processes is of the highest standard. The cherries are carefully hand-sorted and bathed in water to remove any overripe and underdeveloped cherries and then left to dry on patios for 30 days. When the parchment is ready, it undergoes the decaffeination process at Descafecol in Manizales, a local and unique Colombian decaf company. They then apply a combined process of spring water and naturally created Ethyl Acetate (EA).
The EA-water decaffeination process from Descafecol works in three steps:
Orders received before 10am will be roasted and shipped same-day (Mon-Friday) Orders after 10am will be roasted and shipped the following day. All customers in the UK benefit from flat rate postage at £3.95
Pricing for coffee purchases outside of the UK is as follows;
Coffee is 0% VAT. Equipment pricing shown on our website is inclusive of VAT.
Roastery is open Monday – Friday excluding Bank holidays.
Orders received before 10 am will be roasted and shipped the same day.
Orders after 10 am will be roasted and shipped the following day.