Colombia, Alvaro Urbano

35,00 DKK280,00 DKK

A clean smooth and velvety texture. Long aftertaste with stone fruit, ripe mango and apricot.

The acidity is medium – not too sharp…and is ideal as a filter brew and espresso.

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In the recent years I have started to purchase coffee from Colombia. Since 2010/11 Colombia has started to focus on a higher demand coffee qualities – and some of the framers and cooperatives are actually doing a quite good job. Normally, I never purchase coffee from cooperatives, but then again – I always let the cup profile speak foe itself. The traditional coffees from Colombia has a lot of Hazelnut and dark milk chocolate.

However, this coffee is outstanding with its smooth velvety aftertaste which I think is the major change with Colombian coffees compared to the old style coffee production.

Alvaro Urbanos farm Tres Potrillos is located in the Vereda San Francisco close to Pitalito in Southern Huila.

The coffees are from areas such as Acevedo, Pital, Bruselas, Palestina, Isnos and San Augustin. San Augustin and Pitalito is the main cities located in the south of Huila. The area has a lot of potential as the soil is perfect for coffee production.

This coffee comes from a small farmer that are a member of Cadefihuila Cooperative. Cadefihuila is a Cooperative working in the north, south and western Huila. They were founded in 1963, and have thousands of producers with between 1-3 hectares of coffee.

Variety 100 % Arabica Caturra, Castillo
Processing Washed Processed
Land/Region Colombia/Hulia
Farmers/holders Cadefihuila Co-operative
Altitude 1700-1900 masl
Cupping Score 87,5
Roast Master, Quality cupper & Barista Søren Stiller Markussen




Mængde / Amount

250 gram, 500 gram, 1000 gram


Black Coffee / Whole beans, Espresso / Whole beans, Black coffee grinded for French Press, Black coffee grinded for filter, Green beans

This coffee is ideal to brew on Chemex, hario, siphon, stagg fellow & clever drip - as it has a medium body. You can follow the steps on the link brygmetode.  
As a general rule you should dial in your espresso using a scale. Dialing in your espresso normally takes three shots to warm up the Portafilter. In this process you will also find how well your espresso flow rate is - and what needs to be adjusted. The sight of the first drop is the first parametre that indicates your flow rate. I recommend the first drop to appear approx. at 6-8 sec. in that way your espressoshot will brew as long a 26-31 sec. If it appears before 4 sec. I will recommend you should grind finer and visa versa if the first drop appears to late/after 8 sec or more with the same doze/gram.
Dose 20 g dobb shot
Extraction 29-31 sek
Weight liquid 40 g.
Extraction rate  20/40= 0,50%
The dose is calculated using a 20g porta filter Min dose 19g/Max dose 21 g. pr dobb espresso.