Black Condor - Colombia


Black Condor - Colombia

Cola, Milk Chocolate, Caramel

Farmer: 100+ Farmers & Forest Coffee
Country: Colombia
Region: Gaitania, Tolima
Variety: Caturra, Colombia & Castillo
Process: Washed 

We're excited to have Black Condor back in our line up for the second year. This is a fully washed coffee from a community-focused project in Tolima, Colombia, brought to us by Forest Coffee. The project works with over 100 producers to grow and process cleaner coffees with fewer defects. Black Condor is grown at high altitudes, producing a complex and flavourful coffee with bags of sweetness and well structured acidity resulting in a tasty brew across all brew methods.

The project maintains a stable price for the farmers, allowing them to continue growing and improving their methods without the financial worry of market changes.Forest Coffee share the history behind Black Condor: Situated in Gaitania, Tolima, an area historically impacted by conflict and renowned as the birthplace of Colombian coffee, Emmanuel, a dedicated coffee grower, embarked on a venture. In 2016, in collaboration with his family, they established a coffee processing center aimed at assisting over 15 villages in Gaitania, facilitating local coffee growers in bean processing. Forest Coffee and Emmanuel joined forces in 2019 to establish the Black Condor Project, providing support to farmers in Gaitania affected by guerrilla warfare. We regularly conduct workshops with producers to emphasize quality and cover processes such as fermentation, drying, and cupping of their own coffees. The culmination of these efforts is the exquisite Black Condor Coffee.

The washed process begins with embracing mucilage for 24 hours. The beans then rest on a drying patio, fostering a harmonious profile. After a 15 to 25-day drying period, they undergo a stabilization process before proceeding to the milling process, which results in a consistent profile.

Grind: If you need your coffee ground, select on the dropdown. Let us know in the "Special Instructions" if there is any other specific brew method you need the coffee ground for.