Recommended brewing methods:
V60: 1/16 – 3 minutes
Espresso: 17.5g/40g – 26 seconds
Colombian Coffee Beans from Portilla’s Cafe Group
La Finca La Loma is part of the Portilla’s Café group situated in the Nariño region of Colombia. The Portilla’s group have a passionate approach to coffee which transcends down to the workers at each farm.
The coffee cherries are picked selectively and visited every 8-10 days, this ensures all cherries are collected at an equal ripeness, hence the uniform colour of the coffee when it is roasted.
The high-quality coffee the farms offer is a result of the continued dedication that the farmers show in each step of the coffee process.
The Espinosa family have been operating the farm three generations now and their hard work and passion is evident in every cup of this single lot coffee.
The Portilla family pride themselves on knowing all of their farmers on a personal basis and having a happy, productive relationship with their employees.
The Portilla family thrives in their involvement with the whole process. They are consistently involved in every step, from picking the cherries off the plants to preparing the green beans for exportation.
This dedicated consistency is what makes the Colombian coffee stand out from the rest.
Portillas Café was set up in Nariño by Rachel and Frank Portilla. They worked with members of their family to provide exceptional coffee by using high quality harvesting practices.
They valued their business on trying to find new and more secure opportunities for their farmers.
The impressive dedication of the farmers throughout every step of the harvesting process has always been shown shown in the final result of the coffee they have produced.
Colombian Coffee Profile
Coffee from Colombia offers a variety of taste profiles from chocolate to sweet, fruit. Coffees that undergo the ‘washed’ process sometimes have a slightly higher acidity due to the fermentation which takes place over a 24-hour period.
This particular crop has a moderate acidity, potentially due to the higher altitude compared to other single plantation coffees.
Nariño has been regarded as a prestigious coffee growing region due to its high altitude and spectacular accompanying scenery.
Combining the high altitude and relatively low yield of Caturra varieties exiting Nariño, this coffee can be considered quite rare. Coffee from this region has been well sought after even among the more recognised high street coffee chains due to its consistent quality.
This is the second coffee Adams + Russell have roasted from the Nariño region and it certainly won’t be the last.
The Nariño Region
One of the most popular coffee producing regions in Colombia is Nariño. The conditions of this location are what makes it special when it comes to producing beans.
The high altitudes, sunshine and high volumes of rainfall all contribute to the premium quality of the coffee.
The average temperature of 19.9°C allows the Arabica plant to mature at a slower rate, which pulls out the sweetness and sugars from the cherry.
Beans from this area are generally considered to have a medium body, bold acidity, clean taste and sweet flavour.