Sierra Nevada Coffee
Colombia is one of the best-known and most popular coffee-growing countries in the world. The balanced, slightly nutty-caramel taste enriches our coffee selection.
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The highlight in the coffee kitchen: The coffee grinder
A key factor for the successful preparation of coffee is the grind, which significantly affects the coffee taste. All grinders have been extensively tested by us.
Aromatic and complex - coffee brewed by hand
With each brewing method, you get a unique taste experience. Here are our favorite coffee brewers to help you get the full flavor from your coffee.
The ratio of coffee to water is essential for coffee brewing: Precision scales help to accurately weigh and measure the extraction time.
Kettles with temperature setting
The water temperature has a great influence on which and how many flavors are released from your coffee. Kettles with a gooseneck help you brew with precision.
Enjoy coffee at home
The smell of coffee wafts through the apartment, you're sitting on the couch and what you're missing is a nice cup.
Full-bodied and mild coffee
The Sierra Nevada coffee from Colombia enriches our coffee selection with its full-bodied caramel taste.
In April 2016, we traveled to Colombia to discover new coffees. We were blown away by the diversity of Colombian coffees. The coffees are very nutty in undertone, reminiscent of roasted hazelnuts, and caramel in sweetness – a result of the natural flavour diversity of the coffee cherry. The Sierra Nevada coffee is full-bodied, very balanced and pleasantly mild!
Sierra Nevada coffee is suitable for almost all types of coffee preparation, whether you use the French Press, espresso pot, filter coffee machine or hand filter – the Sierra Nevada tastes wonderfully balanced.
Roasted with care and tradition
Our roasting masters roast Sierra Nevada coffee for about 14 minutes at 205 °C. Due to the traditional drum roasting the fine coffee aromas unfold to its full potential and the coffee shows no signs of bitterness.
Natural cultivation in the country of origin
The Cooperative Coocafe
- Slope: Coocafe, Sierra Nevada, Colombia
- Geo coordinates: 10° 54′ 19.2″ N 74° 02′ 49.3″ W
- Altitude: 1.000 to 1500 m
- Coffee farmer: 38
- Plant: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, Típica (Arabica)
- Processing: washed
- Harvest time: October – February
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region is known as a traditional coffee growing area
Sierra Nevada means snow-covered mountain ranges. The highest peaks, 5,775 m, are only 45 km from the Caribbean coast, which is why Sierra Nevada is considered the highest coastal mountain range in the world. Coffee is cultivated here at altitudes of 900 m – 1,600 m and is harvested once a year, from October to December. The coffees from the Sierra Nevada have beautiful nutty, caramel and chocolaty flavors. They are full-bodied, very balanced and pleasantly mild.
During our trip in April 2016 through Colombia we tasted and evaluated countless coffee samples. On a „Cupping Table“ we discovered our favorite coffee: The coffee from the Coocafe cooperative stood out for us because it tasted even more aromatic and balanced than most other coffees. To establish a direct commercial partnership with Coocafe, we visited the cooperative in the municipality of Ciénaga. Their name „Coocafe“ stands for „Cooperativa de Cafés Especiales Sierra Nevada“.
Coocafe was founded in 2008 and is an association of currently 38 farmers, 10 of whom are women. With Coocafe we strive for a long-term partnership. We are happy to contribute to the development and support the cooperative through our coffee purchases. All farmers of the cooperative grow their coffee plants purely organically and use only organic fertilizers. Our Sierra Nevada coffee is free of pesticides and additives.
Update October 2017: In Discussions with COOCAFE revealed that they lacked a room for quality control, but they did not have the financial means to set up the so-called Quality Lab. As a result, we guaranteed COOCAFE a „quality premium“ in addition to the purchase price for the last harvest, which was invested in setting up a Quality Lab. The lab is already in heavy use and allows the cooperative to carry out quality controls during the harvest, giving the farmers very quick feedback and tips.