Finca Tamana Espresso


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Roast Profile





El Pital, Huila





Flavour Notes


This coffee is a blend of Variedad Colombia with a small amount of Caturra. There is not a lot of Caturra left at Finca Tamana since the trees have for several years been affected by leaf rust and the quality has been a bit up and down. That is why Elias has planted the majority of his farm with the Variedad Colombia cultivar as it is resistent to leaf rust and produces well. Also when you compare Variedad Colombia to the traditional Caturra cultivar and the new Castillo hybrid (which is a further development of the Variedad Colombia,) the Colombia cultivar has consistently been tasting sweeter than the Caturra and fruitier than the Castillo. This coffee was harvested during the peak of the 2019 main harvest  between June and July and is tasting super sweet and fresh. The reason why Elias’ coffees are maintaining their freshness for a long time is due to the quality protocol we have developed together with him. The coffees are dried slowly for 20-30 days under shade. This prevents the cell structure in the beans from breaking which helps preserve the fatty acids within the bean for a longer time and prevents the coffee from oxidising which would give a woody taste. The coffees are stored on the farm in tempered conditions in air tight bags before it is sent to the mill for export preparation. After milling, the coffees are vacuum packed and stored in Norway also in cool conditions. All these steps really help preserve the coffee and prolongs it’s shelf life.


We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.


We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.

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