Colombia Santa Monica (Natural) Espresso

A fudge-like mouthfeel, with sweet currants and ripe cherry. Lingering red apple acidity leads to a smooth milk chocolate finish.

  • Info

    Over the past year, we’ve been fortunate to be able to showcase a variety of producer Jairo Arcila’s fantastic lots across both filter and espresso. Now, we’re thrilled to welcome the latest crop from Finca Santa Monica, one of our most beloved espresso offerings of the last 12 months.

    Jairo Arcila grows 100% Variedad Colombia at Finca Santa Monica. This high producing variety is a hybrid of Caturra and was developed by the Cenicafe (Colombia’s national coffee research centre) to resist disease, making it a popular variety for small farms. The ripest cherries are carefully handpicked, before being transported to La Pradera washing station to be processed naturally.

    While the coffee is grown at Finca Santa Monica, processing is completed at La Pradera washing station. La Pradera features four large concrete patios with sliding roofs, providing the ability to control the weather and the amount of heat the coffee absorbs daily. The initial drying stage takes place on these patios, and the second stage takes place on raised beds. During this second stage, the fermentation time is often extended by placing cherries on the lower beds where they receive less natural light. Towards the end, the lots are moved onto higher beds to reach the desired moisture content.

  • Technical Details
    • Farm: Santa Monica
    • Producer: Jairo Arcila
    • Washing Station: La Pradera
    • Processing: Natural
    • Varieties: Variedad Colombia
    • Harvest: 2018
    • Altitude: 1400 - 1450 masl
    • Region: Villarazo, Quindio
  • Espresso Recipe
    • 18.6g

      ground coffee dose

    • 25

      seconds brew time

    • 42g

      espresso shot yield

    • 94º

      brew temperature

    Our espresso recipes are developed on a La Marzoco Linea PB, using a Victoria Arduino Mythos One grinder. We encourage you to play around to meet your personal tastes and equipment setup.

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