Colombia Anserma El Embrujo

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This farm’s name loosely translates to ‘The Wizard’s spell’ and although we wouldn’t ever just choose a coffee based on its name, we surely were delighted when this lot tasted like pure magick! Ignacio’s microbiological knowledge helped into shaping these cherries into a black potion that sparks an electric experience. Expect blood orange and kiwi, countered with dark chocolate and cherry to create a smooth yet enticing cup.

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  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Caldas
  • Town: Anserma
  • Farm: Finca El Embrujo
  • Farmer: Igancio Rodriguez
  • Crop: 2023
  • Altitude: 1450 – 1,900m
  • Variety: Colombia
  • Processing: Anaerobic natural

A note from our supplier, Sucafina:

Ignacio Rodriguez’s father purchased the first 12 hectares of Finca La Palmera over 50 years ago. Through tireless work, he continued expanding the farm, which reached 170 hectares by the time Ignacio inherited it. Today, Ignacio applies the same spirited focus to producing specialty-quality coffees. The name “embrujo” comes from the Spanish word for “spell”. Ignacio believes that truly excellent specialty coffee will evoke the “magic of coffee” for drinkers. To this end, he is focused on transitioning from traditional agriculture to a more specialty focus. Ignacio is building a laboratory and microbiology lab to help him better understand the process at the biological level and ultimately improving his processing for consistency and flavor.

Ignacio employs 48 women year-round. These women, many of whom are single mothers supporting their families, ensure high-quality by sorting cherry and parchment to remove any defective beans. Igancio saves the pulp from processing his washed process coffees and applies it to coffee trees as fertilizer. He is planning to use vermiculture to further process pulp into nutrient-rich fertilizers. Water from processing is used to irrigate his corn crops. The processing operation is fueled entirely by renewable energy from solar panels. Another change Ignacio is making to ensure the highest quality and most sustainable processing is transitioning to lower water-use processing, like this Natural.

Coffee is selectively handpicked by laborers. A “patron” oversees picking to ensure only ripe, red cherry is selected. To ensure the highest quality cherry, Ignacio pays harvesters above the going rate. Once at the on-farm processing center, cherry is floated to remove underripes and then transported to moving belts where women hand sort cherry, removing any damaged cherry. Cherry is placed in crates and transported to the warehouse where they ferment for 36 to 120 hours, depending on the ambient temperature. Then, cherry is dried in mechanical dryers. Using mechanical dryers enables Ignacio to control the temperature and makes it possible for him to process coffee consistently on a larger scale. He keeps drying cherry at temperatures below 40 degrees C for about 140 hours. Once dried, coffee is placed in Grainpro bags and rested before being prepared for export.

Our coffee comes in craft paper bags which contain a plastic liner on the inside to guarantee freshness of our coffee. Please dispose properly at your local plastic trash container. The Village Coffee is roasted fresh every week, and best consumed within four weeks after roast date. Store your coffee in a dry, dark and cool place, avoid the fridge.


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Taste Notes

Blood Orange, Cherry, Chocolate, Golden kiwi


Small (250 gr-8.8 oz), Medium (340 gr-12 oz), Large (1 kg-2.2 lb), Big bag (2,5 kg-5.5 lb)

Grind Size

Ground for Espresso, Ground for Filter, Ground for French Press, Ground for Moka, Whole Beans