The coffee story
Colombia and Castillo are two varieties created in Colombia to address issues of productivity and resistance to the coffee rust, while at the same time seeking positive attributes in the cup. Caturra is a long time favorite of many for its delicious flavor notes and round body.
With our specially crafted double fermentation protocol to enhance the natural attributes of these varieties and with its characteristic sweetness, we are sure you will find this to be one of your new favorite Colombian coffees.
Our specially crafted Media Luna is fully eco-washed, after undergoing two different stages of controlled fermentation. Here's the story on the process: 1.Coffee is harvested by hand at its optimal point of ripeness 2.At the mill, coffee cherries are taken to the first hopper where the cherries will be washed to remove excess dust or any leaves or twigs. 3.The coffee cherries will now undergo a period of 24 hour anaerobic fermentation (while still in cherry) 4. Next the coffee is pulped and then will be placed in a sealed hopper for the next period of 36 hours of controlled anaerobic fermentation. 5. When the second fermentation period is completed, the coffee will be pulped and taken to our eco-wash station. We use innovative equipment to make an efficient use of the precious resource that water is. 6. The coffee is then transported via bands to our pre-drying deck. We discovered that the moving bands, reduces physical damage to the coffee bean. The pre-drying deck allows the coffee to take a rest to stabilize in between the fermentation, wash and drying phases. 7. The coffee is then slowly dried until it reaches a humidity of between 10.5 and 11% 8. The coffee is then stored in Grainpro bags until the moment when it will be threshed and prepared for export.
December, 2020 - December, 2020
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: January, 2021
Cupped: January, 2021
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoMolasses, Cacao, Pip fruit, Brown sugar, Caramel
AlgranoCombination of notes of pip fruit, cacao and molasses, together with mild malic acidity , full body, and brown sugar finish will make it a decent, down to earth espresso for a casual coffee drinker.
Grower (Pending)Enjoy notes of chocolate, nougat, dried stone fruit, and a round body.
La Pradera is a family-owned organic estate farm in Aratoca, Santander. Four generations of the Daza Bautistas have been directly involved in the production, processing and export of exceptional, organic, specialty coffee. In the early 1970’s Mr. Héctor Daza began the transformation of the family farm into a coffee paradise, by planting diverse timber and fruit trees, creating a beautiful shade canopy for the different varieties of coffee he planted. This was the starting point of a lifelong commitment to environmental practices at La Pradera. The 1980’s were a challenging period, with low market prices and adverse climate conditions. I, Oscar Daza, third generation, assumed the leadership of La Pradera, with a vision to produce extraordinary specialty coffees, certified Rainforest Alliance, Birdfriendly and Organic for world markets.
Relationships with Roasters in
Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, and Taiwan
Average orders per roaster
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.