Aponte Caturra [honey] espresso

Roasted 09 JUL 2024

About the farmer(s)


The coffee was produced by the 42 members of ASOBRIS [Asociación de Productores Agrícolas Ecológicos y Pecuarios Brisas del Quebradon]. The cooperative was formed in 2014 by 14 farmers under the leadership of Sr. Ferney Echeverry & Srta. Betty Naranjo. The cooperative has invested in better roads, warehouses, training & offers micro-credit.

Each farmer has their own micro-mill, taking care of harvesting, sorting, de-pulping, fermenting, washing & drying their coffee. The dry-milling is taken care of by an export company.

  • region Tolima
  • farm/farmer 42 Association members
  • altitude 1500–1800m
  • crop 2023
  • cultivar Caturra, V. Colombia, Castillo, Typica
  • process Washed

This lot is a mix of Caturra, V. Colombia, Castillo & Typica. Caturra is a mutation of Bourbon discovered in Brasil in 1937. The plant is a dwarf so it can be planted close together resulting in more production per hectare. Caturra has good flavour characteristics but is susceptible to disease. Castillo, developed by CENICAFE [the Colombian coffee research facility] & released in 2005. It was bred from Caturra & Hybrido de Timor. It is highly resistant to disease & is now the most planted cultivar in Colombia. V. Colombia was bred from Catimor in 1985 it is highly resistant to disease & has good productivity. Typica is the oldest variety of Coffea Arabica & the parent of many modern coffee varieties. It can grow up to 5 meters in height. Typica is not particularly productive.

Brew guide

This is a light espresso roast. Roasted to bring out the fruity flavours of the coffee. This style of roast is best suited for black espresso based drinks. That said, you can still make a tasty flat white out of this roast.

  1. Black

    • dose 18g
    • Brew weight 40-45g
    • Brew time 25-30 seconds
  2. White

    • dose 18g
    • Brew weight 27-36g
    • Brew time 30 seconds

For any help on coffee brewing of all methods i.e. espresso, plunger etc fire an email through to espresso@rocketcoffee.co.nz