Colombia – Jorge Rojas, Honey Process Typica (Organic) Espresso

per 200g

Intense, port wine and blackcurrant, with warm spice and ripe plum notes.

  • Organic
  • Shade Grown
  • Handpicked
  • Glyphosate Free

  • Fresh crop Colombians are here, and what a start to the season, with this incredible Honey-processed Typica microlot from Jorge Elias Rojas, roasted for espresso.

    Jorge is a true leader in the specialty coffee community in Tolima. A 4th Generation coffee farmer, despite being 31 years young, Jorge has become a leader among the coffee growing community in Planadas. He is renowned for his expert skills in coffee processing and fermentation methods, and for leading the growth of interest in sustainable, exceptional coffee production among millennials in Colombia.

    The Honey process that Jorge uses for this lot can be described as a ‘black honey’, with a high quantity of mucilage left on the parchment after de-pulping. This leads to a rich, intense flavour with a port wine-like quality.

    • Producer Jorge Elias Rojas Vasquez
    • Farm El Jardin
    • Farm Size 100 hectares
    • Farm Certifications Organic, Fairtrade
    • Processing Honey Process
    • Variety 100% Typica
    • Harvest July 2023
    • Harvest Altitude 1,840 masl
    • Farm Altitude 1,840 masl
    • Region Vereda La Armenia, Planadas, Tolima
    • 19.6g

      ground coffee dose

    • 28


    • 42g

      espresso shot yield

    • 93.5º

      brew temperature

    This recipe was developed on a La Marzoco Linea PB, using a Anfim SPII+ grinder. We encourage you to play around to meet your personal tastes and equipment setup.

  • Finca El Jardin is the aptly named coffee farm owned and run by Jorge Rojas Vasquez, a true leader in the specialty coffee community in Tolima. This particular lot is a washed Caturra variety from Jorge Rojas’ impressive collection of coffee varieties – the farm is not named “El Jardin” (The Garden) for no reason! Grown at 1,840 meters, this lot is a refined, classic yet incredibly delicious representation of clean and bright Southern Tolima coffees at their very best. 

    Jorge is a 4th Generation coffee farmer, being introduced to the trade by his parents as a youngster. In 2016, at only 26 years old, he inherited the plot of land that is now El Jardin and since then has been pushing to experiment and advance his skill in every aspect of coffee production. At first, he was producing standard, but high quality, grades of coffee at El Jardin, but in 2018 he began to experiment with new processing and growing methods, and the quality as well as renown of the coffee from El Jardin began to increase. 

    Today, Jorge serves as an inspiration for other organic producers in the Planadas region. Beyond his own coffee production, he is also working as a field technician giving advice and support to other producers in the area, as well as working part-time as a cupper at the cooperative cupping lab, gaining skills and helping to increase the coffee quality of his neighbors. He is also bringing his son along on this journey – involving young Derian Felipe Rojas in every area of coffee from picking to quality control to brewing. 

    100% of the coffee at El Jardin is shade grown under Camambulos and Dormilon trees among others, and is grown among productive Corn, Banana and Citrus crops. With El Jardin producing only ~75 sacks of coffee per year across two harvests, Jorge and his two employees hand pick all of the coffee from the production of his Caturra, var. Colombia, Pink Bourbon and Geisha trees for processing at the farm.

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