Colombia Las Marias is a vibrant coffee of juicy, sweet dark berries and nectarines, medium body with a rich caramel finish.

Colombia Las Marias




$13.99 / 400 g

Use: Filter Drip, French Press, Espresso

Type: Small Holders Gender Project  Process: Washed and sundried on raised drying beds  Variety: Castillo/Caturra Elevation: 1700-2000 m Region: La Plata, Huila

Clever Dripper

  • Grind: Baratza Encore #20 (medium)
  • Beans: 35 grams (4 level scoops)
  • Water: 450 grams
  • Temperature: 93 deg C
  • Start timer and pour 100 grams water and allow to bloom for 30 seconds. Slowly add remaining 350 grams of water (1 cm below edge of dripper), stir gently, cover and steep until timer shows 3 minutes. Place dripper on server. Drain down approximately 20 seconds.
  • Tasting notes: Citrus zest and caramel with creamy mouthfeel

French Press

  • Grind: Baratza Encore #26 (medium-coarse)
  • Beans: 52 grams (6 level scoops)
  • Water: 600 grams
  • Temperature: 93 deg C
  • Start timer and pour 250 grams water. Stir gently and let bloom for 30 seconds. Slowly add remaining 350 grams water. Stir gently again. Cover and brew until timer shows 2 minutes 30 seconds. Plunge and serve.
  • Tasting notes: Caramel

Aeropress (Inverted)

  • Grind: Baratza Encore #16 (medium)
  • Beans: 18 grams (2 rounded scoops)
  • Water: 250 grams
  • Temperature: 89 deg C
  • Start timer and pour 100 grams water. Stir to saturate grinds and let bloom for 15 seconds, Slowly add remaining 150 grams of water. Cover with pre-moistened filter and lid. Steep until timer shows 2 minutes. Invert and plunge.
  • Tasting notes: Caramel and berries

Hario V60

  • Grind: Baratza Encore #16 (medium)
  • Beans: 17 grams
  • Water: 250 grams
  • Temperature: 93 deg C
  • Start timer and pour 50 grams water in circular motion to fully saturate grinds. Let bloom for 30 seconds. Slowly pour remaining 200 grams water in circular motion, avoiding paper filter. Total brew time approximately 2 minutes.
  • Tasting notes: Caramel and juicy berries

Espresso

  • Beans: 20 grams
  • Grind: fine
  • Espresso shot pulled for 23-25 seconds
  • Total yield in cup: 44 grams

About the Project

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Colombia Las Marias Gender Project a social partnership program, focusing on empowering women and their role in the production of high quality coffee.  It currently comprises of an association of 350 women coffee farmers and their families in the community of La Plata, Huila, Colombia. Out of 796 hectares of coffee producing property, 35% (278 hectares) are now solely managed by women.

Las Marias was founded in September 2010 by a small group of 50 women overwhelmed by the lack of credit available to them to use as working capital on their farms. This lack of critical credit, combined with traditional household roles and duties, was weakening their families. They sought to change it.  Seeing a need to help, RGC provided investment in funding and support of farming infrastructure, supplies, technical know-how and agronomy training. This assistance strengthens the ability of the farmers to produce a sustainable, high quality bean and promotes gender equality in the community of La Plata, Huila.  Las Marias’ mission focuses on food security, economic stability, entrepreneurship, sustainability and passing on coffee traditions to future generations. Our ongoing support greatly empowers more women to be in leadership positions, and include more women as cooperative members in coffee production. These women take great pride knowing that their efforts are rewarded by the high quality of the beans they produce.

Meaningful social programming throughout coffee producing regions of the world will have a positive impact on coffee growing communities. The Las Marias project is a fine example of the kind of partnership that nurtures a long-term relationship with the farmers at origin.

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