Colombia La Lomita Farm


La Lomita is small, family-run farm with over 35 years experience in coffee growing. The first trees were planted in 1978 yielding a harvest of under half a tonne in 1980. 3 decades later the yield is now at 20 tonnes, with the same level of care and attention.

Workers enjoy permanent contracts, pay is 38% over the minimum wage and they receive free accommodation. Bonuses are awarded during the picking season based on cherry quality.

The coffees are fully washed with a red-fruit character.

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The variety is Castillo El Tambo, developed by Cenicafe (Colombian Centre for Coffee Research) and obtained from a cross between the Caturra and Timor Hybrid varieties. Castillo is well-known for its resistance to rust, high adaptability and good-cup attributes

Sweet cherry with a lemon finish.

La Lomita is located in the east face of the western branch of the Colombian Andes, in the region known as Farallones de Cali. The coffees are planted facing east at an altitude between 1,600 and 1,700 meters above sea level

Hand picked to ensure perfect ripeness. A second selection process is then applied before pulping and then a 12-hour, dry fermentation process is used to conserve water. The coffee is washed using filtered water and 3rd selection process is used to remove floating/odd beans


We endeavour to keep our shipping costs as low as possible. Our standard flat rate shipping fee is £3.50 for any weight by Royal Mail or Parcel Force 48 hour. If your order exceeds £26 we will ship for free