Green Colombian Asorganica coffee beans

R310.00R1,240.00 incl. VAT

A green coffee is from a collective from Cauca in Colombia that grow and produce coffee under the organic certification banner. It is a rich earthy coffee with citric and coca notes. We receive this coffee 3 times a year, so it is always latest crop.

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Green Colombian Asorganica coffee beans sourced directly from Caravela.


Caravela has been working directly with coffee producers since 2004. Concentrating on producers interested in driving up quality by continuing improving farming, harvesting and production techniques.

Quaffee was fortunate enough to sample the Caravela’s first Organic coffee, released in 2007. And it was called Asorganica. A name has stuck, even though now this coffee is produced by 128 small coffee growers from the municipalities of El Tambo and Timbio, in the southern department of Cauca, Colombia.

Most farmers have about 1 hector of coffee, and the  128 producers are members of the following three coffee grower associations:

  • Asociación de Productores Orgánicos del Cauca (ASORGANICA);
  • Corporación para el Desarrollo de la Sericultura del Cauca (CORSEDA); and
  • Asociación de Mujeres Caucanas (AMACA).

Since 2004 there has been a continuing improvement in the quality of their coffee so that they can access the high quality coffee market.

For this crop year, there are  94.6 tons of certified organic parchment coffee in 345 hectares, with an average yield of roughly 245 kg per hectare. This is a very low yield, as the national average yield is of approximately 700 kg of parchment coffee per hectare. Of the 128 producers, 53 are women (or roughly 41%).

It is important to highlight that next year another 75 coffee growers from those three organisations will receive the organic certification, thereby increasing the amount of organic certified coffee available.

The coffee is USDA NOP certified by Mayacert and certified under Colombian organic regulations by Biotropico.

Green Colombian Asorganica coffee beans:

Details of this Green Colombian Asorganica coffee beans

Farms near Popayán, Cauca, Colombia.
Approximately 80 are certified, on the top of the harvest selected.
100% Arabica Caturra, Castillo.
1,500 – 2,000 masl.
De-pulped and washedat each farm. Fermentation typically 36 hours, depending on weather and farm. Dried on a mixture of raised screens and parabolic driers. Grade AA
Vacuum packed green in clear plastic, stored in Perdura boxes.
Quality control:
Each farmer’s lot is size and defect graded. Should the parchment have an SCA approved number of size and defects, it is then roasted and tasted. All coffees scoring more than 83% at the Popayán Caravela office are then selected and sent to Caravela’s Bogotá office, where the lots are sorted by taste. This lot is an AA lot which means it scores 85-86.5 to the standard CQI.
Notes of cherry and caramel and a hint of savouriness supporting classic earthy notes.
Roast used:
Moderate charge with intense heat to start to increase the Ramp Rate. Thereafter, heat is reduced to slow the ramp rate (to increase heat absorption before yellowing and assist is increasing solubility – we believe). At yellowing, it is increased into browning. Here heat is maximised into first crack, where it is eased of to lengthen the roast through first crack. Coffee is dropped around 90 seconds after first crack starts.
Cupping score:
Caravela AA rated means scores between 84 and 85 SCA.

Transparency Information

Sourced from Caravela
FOB price US$4.1/pound (2021) U$5.75/pound (2022)
Cupping score 85-86.5 (seasonal variances, this is the min and max)
Logistics Cost ZAR21.54 / kg. Coffee was included in a consolidated seasonal order of Colombian coffees.
Producer/Organisation Caravela / ASORGANICA
Typical lot size bought 8 x 35kg boxes, twice a year
Relationship Our relationship with Caravela goes back to 2008.


Weight N/A
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3. Full bodied


4 ★ Single




cocoa, nut






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