Devocian


Regular price $9.50

Description

Ignored for a century, the Laurina varietal almost disappeared from existence altogether, had it not been for an agronomy undergraduate who discovered a single tree growing in Costa Rica in 2002. Originally from the Isle of Reunion off the coast of Madagascar, this naturally low caffeine varietal has an outstanding flavor profile but never gained popularity due to its fragility. With very little caffeine, the coffee fruit cannot protect itself from predatory insects and is therefore incredibly susceptible to all major plagues and yields very little in the harvest. La Rivera is one of the only known farms in Colombia to grow Laurina, and even rarer still to produce it with a natural process. This exceptionally rare coffee is delicate, tart and sweet, with notes of açaí and chocolate, as well as a fresh trace of mint.

Taste Notes

Açaí, Chocolate, Vanilla, Spice, Mint

Varietal

Laurina

Process

Natural

Elevation

1700 mts.

Description

On the outermost rim of Colombia's coffee-growing zone, at the foothills of the Andes, Segundo Lave's farm lies in the thick jungle of the Eastern Plains. Deep in the jungle wilderness, he grows a Red F6 variety, which our team picked up during an investigation into high-quality coffees that grow at relatively low altitudes. Las Cascadas is sweet and floral with predominant notes of honeysuckle and jasmine, along with fruity notes of pomelo and strawberry.

Taste Notes

Honeysuckle, Pomelo, Jasmine, Strawberry

Varietal

F6 Red

Process

Washed

Elevation

1300 mts.

Description

Deep in southern Tolima, in a place so inaccessible it can only be reached on horseback, lies the town of Playarrica. Here, Jose Danilo Bustacara carries on his family legacy of cultivating coffee using traditional artisanal methods, doing most of the work by hand. The difficulties of accessing the zone, which has long suffered from armed conflict and is many hours from even the nearest small town, makes Playarrica truly a unique gem, allowing our team to pay much higher prices to producers than they would receive selling their coffee in the local market. Playarrica is a coffee with extremely floral notes, from the black tea acidity to the peach sweetness, along with a caramel-like body that gives it balance and a pleasant mouthfeel.

Taste Notes

Black Tea, Peach, Caramel

Varietal

Caturra

Process

Washed

Elevation

1850 mts.

Description

Our limited edition Wush Wush is a natural process varietal whose namesake is a region in Southern Ethiopia that is one of the ancestral birthplaces of Arabica coffee. One of only a handful of known cultivators in Colombia to possess a Wush Wush cultivar, producer Gildardo Gutierrez is one of the country's most techni­cally proficient coffee farmers, operating a 15-hectare farm in southern Tolima by the name of Finca Monte Verde. The farm, which has been in the Gutierrez family for almost a century, grows any number of rare varietals, but Wush Wush, with its strong floral and tropical fruit flavors and aromas, is among the rarest for Colombian standards. At 1800 meters above sea level, Finca Monte Verde uses a combination of advanced and artisanal cultivation and processing techniques, employing old-world Yemeni controlled fermenta­tion methods that last up to 36 hours and give time for the bean's integral sugars to develop and mature.

Taste Notes

Jack Fruit, Guava, Blackberry and Black Currant

Varietal

Wush Wush

Process

Natural

Elevation

1800 mts.

Description

In the heart of the Colombian Coffee-Growing Axis or el Eje Cafetero as it is known there, sits the town of Villamaria, Caldas. Despite the more technically advanced nature of many of the farms in the zone, Mario Murillo’s Finca La Esperanza uses more traditional and artisanal methods to grow and process Geshas. La Floresta represents one of his first trials using the natural process on his Gesha cultivar, and the results are spectacular. La Floresta brims with fruity notes of black cherry and cantaloupe, and its floral and lemongrass notes provide a delicate and aromatic finish in cupping.

Taste Notes

Black Cherry, Cantaloupe, Lemongrass, Florals

Varietal

Gesha

Process

Natural

Elevation

1800 mts.

Description

Gesha Santa Rosa is a stunning example of the Gesha varietal, but with a twist. Most Geshas, due to their delicate composition, tea-like profiles and fragil­ity in cultivation, are processed using the washed method, stripping away the coffee bean's pulp, skin and mucilage to ensure that any impurities or unwanted variables are removed before drying. Pro­ducer Andres Quiceno at Finca La Rivera, however, uses his world-class expertise in coffee processing to produce a rare natural Gesha, enhancing the already-present floral notes and aromas, while pro­viding a sweeter cup with a much bolder mouthfeel. La Rivera, located in Santa Rosa de Cabal, in Colombia's famous Coffee-Growing Axis, sits between two of Colombia's three snow-capped peaks, whose microclimates bring a crisscrossing pattern of cool and warm winds. These winds create a "thermal shock", a phenomenon which Quiceno says is perfect for growing Arabica varietals.

Taste Notes

Pomelo, Almond, Raspberries, Florals

Varietal

Gesha

Process

Natural

Elevation

1700 mts.

Description

This blend represents the fruit of Devoción's labor in establishing our own coffee drying patio at 400 meters in Nilo, Cundinamarca. We source fresh cherries from 8 dif­ferent farms in the 1500-1700 meter altitude slopes of Pueblo Nuevo, then transport them to the patio thirty minutes away. Nilo's micro climate makes it 40 ° F warmer on average than Pueblo Nuevo, making it the ideal temperature for a natural drying process. El Nilo - Natural is the first blend we have produced at the facility, using a wide variety of Arabica varietals that grow in Pueblo Nuevo. With this new tool, we now have total control of the coffee production process, from the farm all the way to your cup.

Taste Notes

Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Nutmeg

Varietal

Tipica, Borbon, Caturra, Heirloom

Process

Natural

Elevation

1500-1750 mts.

Description

Our original house blend takes you to a world of chocolate, cherries, vanilla and almonds. Perfect for espresso, french press and drip. The farms used in this blend come from Cundinamarca in central Colombia. Presently, we are using three farms: Buenos Aires, El Bosque, and La Maria. These farms harvest coffee year round from Caturra and Tipica Trees.

Taste Notes

Cacao, Vanilla, Cherry and Almond

Varietal

Caturra and Tipica

Process

Washed

Elevation

1600-1700 mts.

Description

Cañon de las hermosas is an area where very few outsiders dare travel. Inside the state of Tolima at 1,800 mtrs. high, it is off limits to most people. The result, however, is a raw and beautiful place full of caturra coffee. Here, Devoción has found a community of ex-guerilla soldiers that have swapped their weapons in exchange for a life of coffee cultivation. Together with the office of the Colombian president, Devoción gives these farmers a second chance at life. Their careful and often hand-selected growing and harvesting practices give us red fruit notes ranging from cherries to strawberries, resulting in an exceptional coffee full of love and pride from the farmer to your cup.

Taste Notes

Wild Berries, Cherry, Agraz (Andean Blueberry), Cocoa Butter, Caramel

Varietal

Yellow Borbon and Tipica

Process

Washed

Elevation

1750-1900 mts.

Description

This smooth and fruity Caturra comes from a farm called La Selva (or “The Jungle”) in Cundinamarca, so-called because of its thick, jungle-like vegetation. It is our staple pour over House Blend, giving abundant citric notes of blood orange, mandarin, and lemon.

Taste Notes

Orange Blossom, Mandarin Peel, Lemongrass, Lemon

Varietal

Caturra and Tipica

Process

Washed

Elevation

1750 mts.

Description

High up above Cañon de las Hermosas in Tolima lies a farm so remote that electricity and running water are difficult to come by. It is on this high-altitude farm that we have discovered a lot that produces a Tipica coffee which has the same distinctive red fruit tartness we have come to know as Red Barrel. With deeply acidic notes of cranberry, pomegranate, blackberry and a distinct lemongrass note, our Red Barrel has become a favorite pour over and one of our most sought-after single-estates.

Taste Notes

Pomegranate, Cranberry, Blackberry, and Lemongrass

Varietal

Tipica

Process

Washed

Elevation

1800 mts.

Description

Our Honey is a blend of Yellow and Red Borbon varietals that we source from the state of Huila in Colombia. Grown at altitudes ranging from 1,750 to 1,850 mtrs. high, the Honey is full of sweet fruity notes and is perfect for milk-based espresso drinks, especially cappuccinos and lattes.

Taste Notes

Honey, Orange Blossom, Caramel and a hint of Eucalyptus

Varietal

Yellow and Red Borbon

Process

Washed

Elevation

1750-1850 mts.