Finca Tamana


Additional information

Weight 0.357 kg
Dimensions 15 × 7.5 × 23 cm
Roast Profile





El Pital, Huila





Flavour Notes

Bag size


Elias still has some Caturra planted at Finca Tamana. Caturra is the traditional variety that used to be grown by almost every farmer in Colombia until the country started getting severe attacks by the pathogenic fungus leaf rust that basically eats away the coffee tree’s leaves. This lead to most farmers re-planting with resistant varieties like the Variedad Colombia and Castillo, which in my opinion still taste really good, but different from the Caturra. Elias also had severe leaf rust attacks on his Caturra over the last few years and the trees have finally recovered from several years of misery. Last year we finally had great tasting Caturras again on the farm and although we are helping Elias re-plant with other rare and interesting varieties, we have decided to keep some Caturra in order to preserve what used to be. This coffee is quite subtle with fruity berry and stone fruit notes and loads of sweetness like you find in brown sugar and molasses or the Colombian «panela» which basically is reduced, solidified and sometimes caramelised sugar cane juice.


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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