Colombia - La Cumbre Natural


Colombia - La Cumbre Natural

Varietal –  Caturra
Preparation – Natural
Location – El Pital, Danilo
Altitude – 1700 masl
ImporterNordic Approach

There is no doubt that Colombia has become one of our favourite producing countries. We love the diversity on offer, range of processing styles and recent focus on scientific and experimental processing methods. Most of the amazing coffees we buy from Colombia come from very small farms covering less than 15 hectares and are typically bright, juicy washed coffees. This time we've got something a bit different for you. A wild, funky and juicy natural!

This coffee comes from a farm owned by Ana Cecilia Uribe and managed by her oldest son Danilo Perez. At Finca La Cumbre (where this lot was cultivated), located in the nearby municipality of El Pital, Danilo works side by side with a local producer named Rafita Gómez (who is also the farm manager) with the objective of producing high-quality, naturally-processed specialty coffee. This dry manner of processing coffee is what the Pérez Uribe family have come to be known for, on a departmental, as well as national, level.

Farm Overview:

The farm covers 11 hectares at an altitude of 1800 masl and is planted with Caturra trees. The family have been farming coffee for 6 years and before that we focused on the milling and selling of already processed parchment coffee. The family owns 4 farms in total focusing on natural processing of coffee.

Harvesting and Processing:

During the harvest the family employ a team of around 70 local pickers who are all trained to harvest only ripe cherry and for this careful harvesting they are paid a premium. Once harvested the coffee is handsorted carefully to remove any defects and dried on covered patios. The patio drying under cover means that the coffee is fully protected from bad weather. The drying stage takes around 10 days after which the coffee is stored in grainpro bags in a cold store room.

Tasting Notes: 

Juicy fruit notes including red grape, cherry, pineapple and a lovely sweetness.If you like juicy, fruity coffees then this is the one for you!


This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

This coffee is available as whole bean and pre-ground but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

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