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Colombia - Planadas Community Organic Coffee

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Colombia - Planadas Community Organic Coffee

Varietal –  Various
Preparation – 
Washed
Location –
Planadas, Tolima
Altitude –
+-1600 masl

During the course of the year, we regularly feature fantastic small individual farmer micro-lots brought to us by The Green Collection. Many of these fantastic coffees are produced by small-hold farmers who are using organic farming methods but might not be certified. Within their coffee-producing communities, there are many farmers who have chosen to certify their farms as organic.

This coffee is an excellent example of a juicy but well-balanced coffee from Colombia and is produced by farmers from the Planadas area of Tolima. These farmers are grouped together into associations, this helps to consolidate costs and allows farmers to work together to produce larger lots with full organic certification.

Coffee farm in Planadas, Tolima

Planadas Organic Coffee Farm

Each small-hold farmer will hand harvest from their trees often on farms less than 5 hectares in size. After harvesting ripe cherry the coffee is rested then pulped and fermented before drying on patios or raised tables. Some producers might not have space or equipment to process and dry their own coffee. In this case, they will deliver harvested cherry to a centralized washing station for processing, similar to the harvesting and processing process in east Africa. 

Coffee drying on raised tables

Organic coffee drying on raised tables

Once dried to a moisture content of about 11 the coffee is taken for milling and farmer lots are combined and prepared for export.

Tasting Notes: 

Chocolate, gentle orange acidity and brown sugar and caramel sweetness. This is a lovely well rounded and balanced coffee that is great both with and without milk. 

Brewing:

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 wholebean 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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We’re not easily pleased - honest!

This is our new favourite. We were disappointed that our usual Kenyan coffee was not available, but true to form Horsham never disappoints. This has a slightly fuller depth and richness to the flavour and makes a perfect cup every time. We’re on our 2nd kilo now!

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Tastebud beans

I’m really glad I found the wlifa coffee Grinder on Horshams site as it led me to try these Colombia coffee beans and they are fantastic will def be buying again

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Amazing coffee

Great coffee, and really well priced.
Will definitely buying more.👍

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Excellent and reliable supplier

Excellent products and customer service. Will use again

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Right for us

We have been sampling a different coffee each month from different roasteries. This coffee is the best for us so far. We like a strong dark coffee but not bitter so we can taste more subtle flavours underneath. Guests comment positively about this coffee. Twice the price of supermarket beans but a luxury worth indulging in.

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Delicious taster pack

We ordered the taster pack to try a few batches before we pick something larger next time… no idea how we are going to chose as they are all delicious. I love the packaging and branding too, will definitely buy from these guys again.

We’re not easily pleased - honest!

This is our new favourite. We were disappointed that our usual Kenyan coffee was not available, but true to form Horsham never disappoints. This has a slightly fuller depth and richness to the flavour and makes a perfect cup every time. We’re on our 2nd kilo now!

Makes my mornings that much better

I upgraded from a cheap blade grinder to this and the difference is night and day. Consistency is key when it comes to good coffee and until I got this I was making a completely different cup each morning. Now I really feel like I have control over my grind size and my coffee quality has improved massively.

Easy to use, easy to clean, well priced compared to others on the market, what's not to love?

Best so far

This is absolutely delicious , best coffee so far

Class grinder

I recently was looking for an electric grinder that would not be over expensive but better than the cheaper end models so after lots of reviews I managed to settle on the wilfa . I also watched a James Hoffmann YouTube video of this grinder and liked what he had to say . Now I’ve been using it a few weeks it’s superb and quite quiet and very quick at grinding 14g of beans in no time at all . Overall I expect it to last a long time as it’s well built and easy to clean