Lucid Coffee Roasters - Colombia - Villa Maria 250g

Lucid Coffee Roasters - Colombia - Villa Maria 250g

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Lucid Coffee Roasters - Colombia - Villa Maria 250g

Flavour Notes:  Lime cordial, Panela, Nectarine

From the Roasters:

This Washed process coffee has been roasted for filter. It comes from the Caldas region of Colombia by way of the importer Raw Material.  

  • Producers + Farm: 

Villamaría is a Colombian municipality located in the department of Caldas. The region is fed by numerous sources of water and natural resources. Villamaría is located a few kilometres from the city of Manizales, whose urban areas are surrounded by the Chinchiná River. Our drying station "Jamaica" is located in Chinchiná, Caldas. The station currently represents the harvests of 30 to 50 coffee producing families in the surrounding area of Villarazo, sitting at altitudes higher than the drying station itself. As Jamaica sits at a lower altitude of 1300 MASL, it is better suited to the processing of honey and natural coffees due to the hotter temperatures found here.

This station is focussed on the production of washed, honey, and natural lots. With the aid of Nuna dehydrator and mechanical drying systems, controlling humidity and temperature throughout the drying process aids the processing of honey and natural lots. The station processes coffee from 30 to 50 producers 500 metres further up the mountainside.

We can see that the communities including Villarazo, La Batea and Corozal have been positively affected by the existence of Jamaica. Today, we see a continued increase of producers delivering their cherry to La Aurora, which is also a contributing farm managed by Rubiel Orrego. Like many coffee producers in Colombia, producers of Villamaría had historically been promised higher prices and the purchase of a farmer's entire crop by large institutions in the past. Having never delivered on this promise, understandably faith in new ventures had greatly diminished amongst producers.

(words by Raw Material)  


  • Varieties: 

Castillo, Caturra & Supremo mix:


This variety originates from Minas Gerais in Brazil. It was a natural mutation of Red Bourbon, Caturra is favoured as it is a high yielding plant (more cherries per tree) and is more resistant to plant diseases than that of Bourbon.


Castillo and its sub cultivars are higher yield, resistance to leaf rust and other diseases common in Latin America. The cherries of Castillo plants are also slightly larger and display more resistance to pests and insects such as the coffee borer beetle (broca) Castillo is  a ‘dwarfed’ tree that can be planted in high density (tighter groups), meaning a farmer can increase their yields per hectare. 

  • Process:
Most of the members of the association process their coffees using traditional washed processing practices; 24 hours fermentation and floated to be sorted, then the  parchment is then placed on raised beds over the course of 15 to 20 days. 

  • Region: Caldas, Colombia

  • Producer: Small holder farmers

  • Wet Mill: Jamaica

  • Importer: Raw Material

  • Price (Green ex Shipping): £8.88 Per Kg
  • Variety: Colombia, Castillo Naranjal

  • Process: Washed Process

  • Altitude: 1800masl

  • Amount Purchased: 70kg
  • Tasting: Crisp M/H Acidity, High Sweetness, Syrupy body

  • Flavours like: Lime cordial, Panela, Nectarine