San Fermin is the hill country between the dramatic sloping towns of Planadas and Gaitania in Colombia’s Tolima region. This incredibly sweet coffee is the product of a community of 27 producing families brought together due to the limited size of their individual farms.
This year Origin Coffee had the opportunity to meet even more of the producers during our trip to Colombia due to the tentative peace agreement between the Farc and the Colombian government. Amongst those they met were husband and wife Marleny and Jairo Ciro. While hiking up the hills with Jairo and his friendly pack of dogs they discussed each stage of his production. They worked with the San Fermin community to accommodate challenges and decided to create a few sub-community lots in order for them to buy the entire range of coffees that their partners produce.
When they roasted San Fermin, Origin Coffee wanted to build what they call a “session coffee”, a coffee that you can drink all day. A coffee that tastes rich and clean, something that is a crowd pleaser, that stands as a nod to the classic idea of coffee with a beautiful, complex sweetness.
PLEASE NOTEthat these are whole beans, ready for you to grind to your desired coarseness at home. If purchased in store or via Click and Collect we offer a free grinding service at the Origin Coffee St. Pancras outlet.
Flavour Profile: Orange sherbet, caramel and berry notes
Producer: 27 producers
Elevation: 1,600 - 2,000 masl
Espresso Recipe: 1:2 dose to yield, extracted in 28-36 sec
Filter Recipe: 0.07:1 coffee to water, brewed in 3-4 mins
Origin Coffee is a speciality coffee roaster based in Cornwall. They roast their coffee on a Loring Smart Roast, the world's first environmentally friendly coffee roaster. They value the supply chain from grower to barista and provide ongoing support to both. Their coffee is roasted lighter than you would expect, this enhances the characteristics and flavour that the growers have worked tirelessly to perfect.