speciality estate coffee
Lava mountain sources beans from one of the most productive regions to grow coffee in Colombia, and the world: the Tapias Canyon, crossed by the Tapias River that gives the name to the region, a river that offers its pure waters to enrich the lands and sustain plant and wildlife of the zone.
Lava mountain coffees are grown in the heart of the Colombian coffee producing region, right in the center branch of the Andean mountain chain “Cordillera de los Andes”. Our premium beans are the result of the hard efforts of many small, and medium size coffee growers in the Tapias Canyon region.
Lava mountain quality begins in the farm; the processing methods used are focused on achieving the highest quality of the beans and then craft roasted. The coffee cherries are manually selected before the initial process so that only the cherries in the optimal ripe stage are used for the production of Lava mountain coffees.
Colombian coffee is considered the best washed Arabica coffee in the world. Once the ripened cherries are collected by the coffee pickers, the red cherries are peeled and fermented in a controlled environment then water is used to remove the mucilago (a sticky layer that surrounds the bean). This washing process gives the name to this kind of processing method. Once the mucilago has been removed the clean beans are ready to be dried either by mechanical means or by direct sunlight. After the beans are dried the coffee is taken to the milling facilities and milled, after this process the coffee will be ready to roast
This processing method differs from washed process due to the fact that the red cherries are dried without removing the peel or the internal mucilago. The peel is removed during the milling process after the coffee beans are dried. This method is famous because the coffee processed this way has a very sweet prune-like flavor and fragrance.
More than a processing method this is a final process that consists of mixing coffees of both types, washed and natural, to create a blend that enhances the quality of every type of coffee