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Colombia Villa Loyola

Mandarin, milk chocolate, raisin.

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12oz / whole bean / free shipping

This well-rounded coffee boasts aromas of fig and caramel leading to notes of raisin, milk chocolate, and mandarin in the cup. Mellow nougat sweetness is balanced by blackberry acidity, with almond and cardamom in the finish.

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Fina Villa Loyola
Padre José Alejandro Aguilar Posada
1877 m
Washed Process

Meet Padre José Alejandro Aguilar Posada

Finca Villa Loyola has been PT’s Direct Trade partner since 2011. Their well-rounded coffee encourages experimentation from a roasting perspective. Two years ago, PT’s shook things up by taking it to a medium-dark roast with pleasant caramelization. Last year, a light-medium roast resulted in a sweet coffee with a velvety body and light citrus acidity. This year, they’re employing a slightly lighter roast, coaxing out surprisingly rich aromas and round flavors.

Following a first-place finish in the 2008 Colombia Cup of Excellence, Villa Loyola’s story has been one of impressive growth and improvement. In 2012, leadership of Villa Loyola fell to Padre José Alejandro Aguilar Posada. Padre Joe’s extensive knowledge and experience in agro-ecology, sustainability, rural development, regional sustainability, and eco-theology will continue to advance Villa Loyola’s sustainable practices while improving the lives of the workers and surrounding community.

Nariño, Colombia

It has been said, “The heart of Colombian coffee sits in the mountains of Nariño.” In fact, Nariño is the first coffee region in Colombia to earn recognition as as a regional denomination of origin. According to the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Origin Status Denominations mark agricultural products whose qualities are associated with their place of origin. The CCGF states, “Besides natural features like climate and soil conditions, denominations of origin also involve human, cultural and traditional attributes which are reflected on the development and harvesting processes of the product.” Nariño coffees are known for their intense aroma, high acidity and sweetness.

Here farms are small, and families have been growing coffee for generations. Since the area is so large, infrastructure minimal, and the crop cycle extended, most growers wash, ferment, and dry their own coffees, taking them to be sorted and graded once they have large enough lots.

Topeka, KS

PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Topeka Kansas, 1993: an unlikely place and time for one of the most groundbreaking Direct Trade coffee companies in the world to be founded, but that's just what Fred Polzin and Jeff Taylor did. PT's Coffee Roasting Co.'s slogan is, "Without the love, it's just coffee.", and they certainly live up to it. (In fact, Jeff married a Colombian coffee pro, Maritza, now Director of Quality Control for PT's).

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. has won many awards, including Roast Magazine's 2009 "Roaster of the Year" and a 2012 Good Food Award medal. Building on a history so solid, PT's is pushing into the future of the coffee industry with promise and momentum.

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