Colombian Coffee La Guaca Aji
Colombian Coffee La Guaca Aji Packaging
Unique and Interesting Coffee
Colombian Coffee on a map
Colombian Coffee La Guaca Aji
Colombian Coffee La Guaca Aji Packaging
Unique and Interesting Coffee
Colombian Coffee on a map

Colombia, La Guaca Ají

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TASTING NOTES Green Mango, Lemongrass, Blueberry

ACIDITY

BODY

Bag Size 250g
Grind Whole Bean (Recommended)

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Producer José Hernán Salazar Benavides
Farm/Mill Finca La Guaca
Cultivar Ají Landrace
Process Anaerobic Washed
Location Maraca, Pitalito, Huila
Altitude
1798 MASL
Harvest May - June

 

Expect notes of Green Mango, Lemongrass, Blueberry

Carbon negative coffee



Ají is a rare coffee variety not often seen, and it’s got an interesting story. Named Ají by José Herman Salazar, who stumbled upon it on his farm, La Guaca, in Pitalito, Colombia, José noticed a distinct sweet red pepper scent wafting through the air during the cherry harvest from some coffee trees that looked slightly different. Intrigued, he decided to isolate these trees and process coffee exclusively from them.

After extensive experimentation to perfect the processing method for this unique variety, Jose submitted it to the Colombia Cup of Excellence and secured sixth place. This achievement is no small feat from over a thousand submissions. While José's coffee didn't clinch the top spot, it became a standout from the competition – the organisers were astounded by the taste profile of this coffee, having never encountered the Ají variety before. Intrigued, they decided to conduct genetic testing to confirm its uniqueness. The results revealed that this variety was a first-generation offspring from the wild coffee forests of Ethiopia, similar to Gesha. In these lush forests, hundreds of undiscovered coffee varieties thrive, untouched and unexplored.

We don’t label our coffee as espresso or filter. Instead, for each coffee we create a unique roasting profile, designed to bring out the best flavours from its origin, farm and milling method. That’s why, instead, we label our coffee based on the experience it brings to the cup.

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We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, to roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company – all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products are certified carbon negative. And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people. Read More

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Organic and delicious coffees and coffee pods, sustainably sourced and roasted. Dispatched fresh after roasting and delivered straight through your letterbox. You’re in full control of your deliveries - delay or cancel anytime.

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We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. 

And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.

KISS THE HIPPO CARES

We believe that coffee can be a powerful force for good. That’s why we’re proud to source ethically, roast responsibly, and to be a totally carbon negative coffee company, with all of our coffees, coffee pods and coffee products certified carbon negative. 

And that’s not the only thing we’re doing to protect our planet, and our people.

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