Colombia

Raul Duran 250g (8.8oz)

High sweetness and berry-like acidity give a jammy feel in this washed Caturra from Tolima.
  • Wet fermented in tanks for 24 hours.
  • Only the ripest cherries made it into Raul’s wet mill.
  • Whole Bean Coffee - 250g.
  • Optimal brew: Filter 4-30 days | Espresso 10-60 days.
  • Release date: 21st of January.

Expect notes of:

Gooseberry

Red current

Green Tea

Flat rate shipping

Worldwide 50 DKK ($7.9 / €6.7)
Domestic from 29 DKK

FREE SHIPPING TO 40+ COUNTRIES

On all orders above 400 DKK (€54 / $63)*

WE ONLY SHIP FRESH ROASTS

Shipping Tuesday and Thursday

Colombia

Raul Duran

Raul Duran’s farm El Porvenir lies at 1650 metres above sea level, in the southern tip of the Tolima region, right on the border with the famed region of Huila. The closest town is Planadas, where Raul normally delivers his coffee to the local bodega. Raul is now 68 years of age, and has spent most of his life farming coffee. This is indicative of the ageing population of farmers in Colombia, an issue that Raul is acutely aware of. Because of this, Raul has sought to pass down his passion for coffee to his four children, and become involved as guild leader with the Municipal Coffee Growers Committee of Planadas, an organisation of small farmers based around Planadas, working towards greater well-being for farmers, and a secure future for their farms.

Raul’s passion and devotion has paid off in more ways than one. His eldest son, also Raul, along with his wife Astrid Medina, have also inherited a coffee farm, Buena Vista, in the area around Planadas. Astrid also comes from a family of coffee producers, and the farm previously belonged to her father. Raul Jr. has been able to qualify as a veterinarian, and Astrid runs the farm day to day. Astrid is also a very skilled coffee producer, thanks both to her dedication, and the lessons she has learned from both her own and her husband’s families’ years of experience. Both El Porvenir and Buena Vista produce consistently excellent quality coffee, they fetch high prices for their crops, and their names are seen on bags from some of the most revered coffee roasters the world over. The 2015 crop was a particular highlight, where Raul was able to finish 3rd in the Colombian Cup of Excellence, scoring 89 points. This meant a higher price at auction for his coffee, and a more secure future for a now award-winning farm. However, to top it all off, the competition was won by his son and daughter-in-law. Astrid Medina scored 90.2 points, and sold her coffee at auction for a price that broke the record for Tolima. This family and their success has been a big contributor to the Tolima region being taken more seriously for specialty coffee production, having previously sat firmly in the shadow of its famed neighbour, Huila.

This lot specifically is of mixed varietals, mainly Caturra, but with a small amount of Raul’s experimental rust resistant Colombia and Castillo. It was picked by hand in June and July 2018, making sure only the ripest cherries made it into Raul’s wet mill. The coffee is then wet fermented in tanks for 24 hours, and dried on raised beds for 15-20 days, until it reaches an ideal moisture content of 10-12%. This long cool fermentation gives rise to the berry-like acidity, and to the soft body and sweetness. The cleanliness of this coffee is testament to Raul’s decades of experience in coffee, and we are proud to share his work with you.

Fairfield Trading Co

Tolima is a region in flux. Just 10 years ago, the entire region, especially the southern tip where Raul Duran farms coffee, was engulfed by the conflict between the FARC guerrilla fighters and the Colombian Government forces. Now, it is a region on the up, with many construction projects in progress, securing infrastructure and transport links for the region’s future. Transport improvements are much needed, the southern tip of Tolima is still difficult to reach from the regional capital Ibague, and within this area transport is even more difficult. Some smallholders need to travel for several hours to reach the nearest bodega or purchase point. This makes the area difficult to work in as a coffee buyer, so a strong export partner is needed on the ground. We have found this in Fairfield Trading, the brainchild of Alejandro Renjifo. Alejandro has previously worked in very high positions in both the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC) and the International Coffee Organisation (ICO). He was one of the first people to advocate for the production of specialty coffee in Colombia, and raise awareness of the diversity of flavour profiles possible throughout the country. Today, Fairfield cultivate close relationships with many smallholder farmers, and try to encourage long term relationships between them and roaster partners around the world. They also uphold very strong quality control and cupping programs, where lots have to adhere to certain standards in order to be exported as part of their ‘Single Origin Program’. Raul and his daughter-in-law Astrid only sell to Alejandro, because, as Astrid explains, ‘Alejandro is transparent, and he genuinely cares for the people who work so hard to produce coffee.’ You can hear a very interesting and engaging podcast with Alejandro, his history in coffee, his work with Fairfield, and his plans for the future here:

Podcast with Alejandro

Technical
Data

Farm El Porvenir
Region Tolima
Varietals Caturra
Altitude 1650 masl
Process Washed
Harvest July 2018

Process
Washed

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade. The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavor that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

Philosophy

Brightness

La Cabra

Brew Guides

You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

Chemex

Espro press

Hario V60

Aeropress

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High sweetness and berry-like acidity give a jammy feel in this washed Caturra from Tolima.
  • Wet fermented in tanks for 24 hours.
  • Only the ripest cherries made it into Raul’s wet mill.
  • Whole Bean Coffee - 250g.
  • Optimal brew: Filter 4-30 days | Espresso 10-60 days.
  • Release date: 21st of January.

Expect notes of:

Gooseberry

Red current

Green Tea

Flat rate shipping

Worldwide 50 DKK ($7.9 / €6.7)
Domestic from 29 DKK

FREE SHIPPING TO 40+ COUNTRIES

On all orders above 400 DKK (€54 / $63)*

WE ONLY SHIP FRESH ROASTS

Shipping Tuesday and Thursday

Colombia

Raul Duran

Raul Duran’s farm El Porvenir lies at 1650 metres above sea level, in the southern tip of the Tolima region, right on the border with the famed region of Huila. The closest town is Planadas, where Raul normally delivers his coffee to the local bodega. Raul is now 68 years of age, and has spent most of his life farming coffee. This is indicative of the ageing population of farmers in Colombia, an issue that Raul is acutely aware of. Because of this, Raul has sought to pass down his passion for coffee to his four children, and become involved as guild leader with the Municipal Coffee Growers Committee of Planadas, an organisation of small farmers based around Planadas, working towards greater well-being for farmers, and a secure future for their farms.

Raul’s passion and devotion has paid off in more ways than one. His eldest son, also Raul, along with his wife Astrid Medina, have also inherited a coffee farm, Buena Vista, in the area around Planadas. Astrid also comes from a family of coffee producers, and the farm previously belonged to her father. Raul Jr. has been able to qualify as a veterinarian, and Astrid runs the farm day to day. Astrid is also a very skilled coffee producer, thanks both to her dedication, and the lessons she has learned from both her own and her husband’s families’ years of experience. Both El Porvenir and Buena Vista produce consistently excellent quality coffee, they fetch high prices for their crops, and their names are seen on bags from some of the most revered coffee roasters the world over. The 2015 crop was a particular highlight, where Raul was able to finish 3rd in the Colombian Cup of Excellence, scoring 89 points. This meant a higher price at auction for his coffee, and a more secure future for a now award-winning farm. However, to top it all off, the competition was won by his son and daughter-in-law. Astrid Medina scored 90.2 points, and sold her coffee at auction for a price that broke the record for Tolima. This family and their success has been a big contributor to the Tolima region being taken more seriously for specialty coffee production, having previously sat firmly in the shadow of its famed neighbour, Huila.

This lot specifically is of mixed varietals, mainly Caturra, but with a small amount of Raul’s experimental rust resistant Colombia and Castillo. It was picked by hand in June and July 2018, making sure only the ripest cherries made it into Raul’s wet mill. The coffee is then wet fermented in tanks for 24 hours, and dried on raised beds for 15-20 days, until it reaches an ideal moisture content of 10-12%. This long cool fermentation gives rise to the berry-like acidity, and to the soft body and sweetness. The cleanliness of this coffee is testament to Raul’s decades of experience in coffee, and we are proud to share his work with you.

Fairfield Trading Co

Tolima is a region in flux. Just 10 years ago, the entire region, especially the southern tip where Raul Duran farms coffee, was engulfed by the conflict between the FARC guerrilla fighters and the Colombian Government forces. Now, it is a region on the up, with many construction projects in progress, securing infrastructure and transport links for the region’s future. Transport improvements are much needed, the southern tip of Tolima is still difficult to reach from the regional capital Ibague, and within this area transport is even more difficult. Some smallholders need to travel for several hours to reach the nearest bodega or purchase point. This makes the area difficult to work in as a coffee buyer, so a strong export partner is needed on the ground. We have found this in Fairfield Trading, the brainchild of Alejandro Renjifo. Alejandro has previously worked in very high positions in both the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC) and the International Coffee Organisation (ICO). He was one of the first people to advocate for the production of specialty coffee in Colombia, and raise awareness of the diversity of flavour profiles possible throughout the country. Today, Fairfield cultivate close relationships with many smallholder farmers, and try to encourage long term relationships between them and roaster partners around the world. They also uphold very strong quality control and cupping programs, where lots have to adhere to certain standards in order to be exported as part of their ‘Single Origin Program’. Raul and his daughter-in-law Astrid only sell to Alejandro, because, as Astrid explains, ‘Alejandro is transparent, and he genuinely cares for the people who work so hard to produce coffee.’ You can hear a very interesting and engaging podcast with Alejandro, his history in coffee, his work with Fairfield, and his plans for the future here:

Podcast with Alejandro

Technical
Data

Farm El Porvenir
Region Tolima
Varietals Caturra
Altitude 1650 masl
Process Washed
Harvest July 2018

Process
Washed

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade. The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavor that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

Philosophy

Brightness

La Cabra

Brew Guides

You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

Chemex

Espro press

Hario V60

Aeropress

Get notified

Sign up to our email service to get notifed with the release of new coffees.

Custom made
La Cabra Tote Bag

Our tote bag is made of a heavy and sturdy cotton with print on both sides. Inside there is a small pocket to conveniently store small items. The tote bag has been designed to be an over the shoulder tote bag with a flat bottom making it easy to set aside on the ground.

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