Colombia Yacuanquer Single Origin Espresso

Colombia Yacuanquer Single Origin Espresso


A light roast espresso.

This is a lot of various small producers dedicated to cultivating specialty coffee around the Yacuanquer region of the Galeras Volcano. With impressive altitude and fertile volcanic soil, this is a special area that we are proud to be working with for our third year.

What makes this lot special in particular is its size. We decided to conduct a trial with our milling and exporter partners in late July of last year, where we would keep separate each screen size. That trial worked so well that we asked them to help us out again for this year, and they thankfully agreed. What you have here is screen 14-16, the smaller beans, which have an incredibly lively acidity and beautiful clarity of flavour. This makes for an exciting single origin espresso, and we hope you enjoy it!

To see our straightforward approach to making delicious espresso, click here.

Here are the parameters that we've been using (parameters for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket)

  • 18 grams of freshly ground coffee
  • Timer for 28-32 seconds
  • Pull 37-39 grams of liquid espresso
  • Grouphead at 200° F
  • 7 bars of pressure

Product Details

  • Producer: Smallholders
  • Country: Colombia
  • Region: Yacuanquer
  • Elevation: 2100 - 2200 m.a.s.l
  • Variety: Castillo, Caturra
  • Harvest Year:  June 2017: -