Colombia Pico De Aguila

£8.50

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Chocolate, Caramel, Orange

Country: Colombia
Producer: Cencoic
Altitude: 1,500 – 1,850
Variety: Caturra, Colombia and Typica
Process: Washed
Roast profile: Medium

Cencoic is a group that we have been working with since 2008. They are a cooperative comprised of indigenous reserves in the Cauca region and they also export their own coffee. Years of armed conflict in the region have given way to a more stable and peaceful time allowing Cencoic to flourish. Cencoic has seen steady growth over the last 5 years as more and more families from farming communities in their native geographical reserves are producing the right quality for export. The typical farmer in the cooperative has around 1 hectare of coffee growing land at an average altitude of around 1800 masl. Common varieties include: Caturra, Colombia, Tabi and to a lesser degree, Castillo.

Cencoic, which stands for Central Cooperativa Indígena del Cauca, is a group that we have been working with since 2008. They are a cooperative comprised of indigenous reserves in the Cauca region and they also export their own coffee.

The Cauca region used to be very different place to what it is now – years of armed conflict have given way thanks to all the hard work of the Colombian people & the Government resulting in an area that is now much more stable and the process towards peace is allowing Cencoic to flourish. The group have seen steady growth over the last 5 years as more and more families from farming communities in their native geographical reserves are producing the right quality for export. They are also working with new reserves in the region which they previously found were inaccessible due to the geo-political situation and unstable and inherent dangers associated with said areas.

Cencoic export high quality coffee with boundless character and each reserve has its own unique terroir that makes itself present in the cup. In Colombia they make a particular type of sugar called ‘panela’ which is similar to treacle and the flavours of which are commonly found in these coffees. Plantain, pineapple, yuca, lemon and orange are all commonly grown throughout the region in amongst the coffee.

The typical farmer in the cooperative has around 1 hectare of coffee growing land at an average altitude of around 1800masl. Common varieties include: Caturra, Colombia, Tabi and to a lesser degree, Castillo. Coffees across all the reserves are de-pulped, fermented & dried at the farm. The farmers deliver their parchment to the local collection warehouse where it is weighed and recorded before being received in to the warehouse in Popayan to be cupped and then dry milled (the process of removing husks and grading coffee) for export at a mill in Popayan before being trucked to the port of Buenaventura.


All of our coffee is now in sold in the most sustainable carbon-neutral packaging. We use the new, innovative designs from Dutch Coffee Pack, which is made entirely of plastic that is 100% recyclable. All of the carbon emitted in the production of these bags is compensated in full by reducing emissions elsewhere without compromising the freshness of the coffee inside.

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