Totoro, Colombia (Espresso)

    Vibrant and full-bodied, a fantastic example of a regional lot

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    £11.50

    Delivery & Returns

    Delivery Information

    Delivery
    We offer UK and international shipping Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
    Orders usually take between 1-2 days within the UK, but may take up to 3 days to get to you. Orders of espresso machines and grinders may take 2-3 days longer, due to the additional bench testing service we provide. For the full particulars, please see our terms and conditions.
     
    Returns
    Returned items must be unused and be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation and in perfect resalable condition. Once the goods have been received back and checked, as per our terms and conditions, we will issue a full refund or exchange on receipt.
     
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    Origin

    Colombia

    Process

    Washed

    Roast

    Espresso

    Tasting Notes

    Golden Syrup, Red Apple, Milk Chocolate

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    The Profile

    The Profile

    Totoro is the latest in a long line of clean, washed Colombians in our range. It's a regional lot, meaning it was grown collectively by various smallholder farmers. Find out more about regional coffees below.

    Coffees from the Cauca region of Colombia have become a staple at Machina Coffee, representing the vibrant, tangy, citric coffees coming from the country.

    As an espresso roast, expect a full bodied cup with a milk chocolate like body supported by a red apple crisp, golden syrup sweetness and muted citric acidity.

    Producers: Various smallholders

    Region: Totoro, Cauca

    Varietal: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra

    Elevation: 1200-2100 MASL

    Recommended Brewing: Espresso, Cafetière, Stove Top, Aeropress and Drip Machine

    Weight: 250g / 1kg

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    The Producers

    The Producers

    This coffee (similar to our previous Colombians Ajicito, La Union, Uribe) is known as a regional coffee, that in our view, offers much more positive socio-economic benefits to those involved in the growing, processing and exporting (the supply chain) of the coffee than many single estate OR micro lot coffees do. Why should coffee only be considered quality or traceable, just because you can reprint the farmers name? More often than not, regional lots are produced to exceptional levels of quality, with the farmers being located next to one another, offering a near identical profile, with the actual coffee itself being processed at the same location and under the exact same standards.

    It's sometimes a nice story to hear about a single farm's efforts to create a beautiful crop of coffee, in a single varietal, with a focus on quality processing and dedication for excellence. However, it is much more common to buy what is referred to as a regional blend or lot (such as this one), where numerous smallholders benefit from a collective effort, sometimes supported by a coffee exporter, charity or NGO. It is this scenario there is a much higher level of positive socio-economic benefit being created, and those who often struggle to generate a fair and decent income through coffee farming can be the true beneficiaries. An example of a coffee supply chain in positive effect.

    Our Sourcing Principles

    • Wholesale

      We are always looking to work with likeminded businesses to serve our coffee.

      If you're interested in serving this locally roasted Edinburgh coffee as your main offering, a guest appearance or as bags of retail, get in touch with us on roastery@machina-coffee.co.uk or call (0131) 656 9565.

    • Roasting Schedule

      Your coffee will be roasted within 1-16 days of purchase, with a shelf life of 6 weeks (optimum serving point at 12-36 days old). We recommend letting this coffee rest for at least 12 days before using, in order to release excess gas which can impact the flavour of your cup.

      If you would like your coffee fresh, please leave a note with your order and we will do our best to accommodate.

    • Delivery & Returns
      Delivery
      We offer UK and international shipping Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
      Orders usually take between 1-2 days within the UK, but may take up to 3 days to get to you. Orders of espresso machines and grinders may take 2-3 days longer, due to the additional bench testing service we provide. For the full particulars, please see our terms and conditions.
       
      Returns
      Returned items must be unused and be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation and in perfect resalable condition. Once the goods have been received back and checked, as per our terms and conditions, we will issue a full refund or exchange on receipt.
       
      For full details on our range of shipping services please click here
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