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La Roca


Cup profile: Pink lemonade, peach soda, kiwi with a chocolate toffee body.


  • Owner/Farm - Jorge Rojas

  • Location - Planadas, Tolima

  • Varietal - Pink Bourbon

  • Process - Washed

  • Altitude - 1900 masl

  • Cup Score - 88


Tolima is situated in the central west of Colombia sitting between Huila, Cauca and Valle De Cauca as well as being bordered by Caldas to the north and west. This region is one of the least inhabited and difficult to reach regions and during the Civil War until recent years has been an area largely controlled by the FARC. The department is known as being one of the most productive for farming and also producing some of the best specialty coffee with a unique profile.


This coffee comes from Finca La Roca State owned by Jorge Rojas who inherited and took on the farm helping his mother when he was only 12. Due to this loss in the family at that time it made it difficult for Jorge to finish his studies as he was needed to work to help the family survive. Now 20 years later with experience in coffee and pushing the production of specialty coffee Jorge has really pushed the farm by planting varietals such as Pink Bourbon and geisha.


Jorge has paid attention and meticulous detail to the post harvest process and understanding the need for this execution to maximise the coffee they produce.


 1) Fermentation in covered barrels for 36 hours

 2) Pulping of the coffee

 3) Fermentation with a pH of 6.2. The fermentation finished with pH 4.8

 4) First drying phase: Sundry beds at 26 degrees.

 5) Second drying phase: parabolic during four hours per day for 28 days

      (highest temperature: 34 degrees)


Recommended for: perfect for ESPRESSO & filter brewing methods, with or without milk.


Hand roasted in tiny batches from various origins. Single origin speciality coffee with amazing flavours.


Whilst we recommend you purchasing whole bean coffee and grinding it yourself as you use it. We can also offer ground coffee for specific brewing methods. Please select the origin of your coffee and brewing method or whole bean preference.


If you cannot see the grind type for the origin you want. Just order whole bean and leave us a note in the personalisation option. We do this because we have very limited stock of some origins.


Coffee will be roasted on Mondays to order. Your roasted coffee will be posted by Royal Mail after a period of degassing. You can choose from 1st & 2nd Class signed for post, Special Delivery or opt to collect from us.


We will notify you when your coffee has been shipped or is ready for collection. 

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