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Colombia Norbey Quimbayo

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    Colombia Norbey Quimbay
    • Country: Colombia
    • Region: Huila
    • Producer: Don Norbey
    • Altitude: 1,800 MASL
    • Variety: Catura
    • Processing: Washed
    • Roasted for: Espresso & Filter
    Tasting Note: Jaffa, Raspberry, Marmalade and Plum
    Roast to Order:
    • Roast: Every Wednesday
    • Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting
    • Whole bean only
    Recommended Recipes:

    20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. (1:3 ratio)

    15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio) 

    Batch Brew:
    94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)


    Don Norbey is a coffee producer from Acevedo Hula. His family of four own and run the farm La Esmeralda. This farm is located at 1,800 metre above sea level which also produces plantains, lime and mandarin besides coffee. Norway first started as a picker at different farms across Hula and also providing lunch for workers. In 2005 he was given the opportunity to buy a portion of what is now his farm, La Esmeralda.

    In 2010, Norbey stepped into the world of Specialty Coffee production and started planting exotic varieties such as Geisha, Papayo and Pink Bourbon. Since the change to focus in Specialty he experienced greater premiums for his work and gained international recognition for his coffees. Norbey has seen many changes in the coffee industry over the years. He recalls that 10 years ago, the coffee farmers were not aware of the best times to pick coffee cherries, also the processing techniques were not as sophisticated as they are now.

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