The first generation of the Ortega family were pioneers of coffee production in the village of San Agustin. Three generations later, Esnaider Ortega-Gomez, and his grandfather Don Olgar Ortega-Bolaños, are now owners of the farm Villa Maria and responsible for this JUICY delight that has more body than a blue whale!
We are proud to call Esnaider our friend, as he's truly an inspirational person. We have no doubt that he is going to accomplish some remarkable things in the long career ahead of him. Not only does he produce exceptional coffees, but he's also a tireless advocate for his community and other farmers.
Esnaider is a driving force behind Monkaaba, a small cooperative of small freehold farmers, who work to ensure farmers get the best price for their hard work and are treated with respect, by establishing genuine, direct trade relationships with small businesses and roasters like us!
ORIGIN + VARIETY: SINGLE PRODUCER - Colombia / Red Caturra
TASTING NOTES: Apple Juice, yellow fruits, rich chocolate
PRODUCER: Familia Ortega Gomez
FARM: Villa Maria
REGION: Sevilla, San Agustin, Huila
ALTITUDE: 1750 masl
PROCESS: Fully Washed
SIZE: Available in 227g, 340g, 454g and 908g bags
GRIND: Whole Bean, Filter, French Press, Espresso/Moka Pot
ESPRESSO: We recommend a traditional 1:2 ratio if pulling as a shot . And this espresso really shines as an Americano.
POUR OVER: We have been brewing this one on the slightly cooler side, with a 45 second bloom, 2-3 pours and a grind that let's us do it in under 3 minutes. A 1:16 ratio is a good starting point.
FRENCH PRESS: We recommend the James Hoffman method for this roast: 16.67:1 ratio // medium grind (not too coarse) // add water, do not stir, brew for 4 minutes // after 4 mins break crust gently, scoop everything that floats // let sit for another 5-8 minutes // don't press all the way, only use it as a filter at the surface of the brew