Sonia Bolaños

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Impressions: peach, vanilla, floral
Roast degree: light (2/5)

Country: Colombia
Location: Sevilla, San Augustin, Huila
Variety: Caturra
Process: Washed
Farmer: Sonia Bolaños
Farm: La Esperanza (3 hectares)

Partner importer: Semilla Coffee (via Monkaaba, a smallholder coffee grower empowerment initiative whose goal is to assist other growers in the area to not only find a better market for their coffee, one that pays a solid price, but also to invest in the knowledge and skill of producers in a way that ensures their future success.)

Sonia, 36, started to work on in coffee at 14 when she would pick cherries after school. She manages her family farm with her husband. With  the guidance of Monkaaba, they were able to improve quality and connect with International buyers like ourselves.

Cherries are collected every two weeks, and are left to ferment for 12 hours in bags. The cherries are then depulped and left to dry ferment for another 36 hours. The coffee is washed four times, and then left to drain for 24 hours before being moved into a solar
dryer for 15 days.


A very beautiful coffee that is sweet, mildly fruity and floral.
The aroma was full of stone fruits, and we tasted fresh peach, giving the coffee a silky and smooth mouthfeel.

The coffee's sweetness reminded us of vanilla, and the overall sensory experience was flowery, delicate but bold at the same time.

We prefer this coffee as a filter coffee or espresso based drink with a little milk.
It also make delicious cold coffee for the warm summer days.

Method Dose Ratio Time
Espresso 16-20 g 2.3:1 32-34 sec
Espresso with milk 16-20 g 2.1:1 36-40 sec
Americano 16-20 g 2.5:1 28-30 sec


18-32 g 17:1 3:30-3:45 min

 Chemex & Batch Brew

40-60 g 16.5:1 5:00-5:45 min

 French Press

18-25 g 16:1

4:00min steep time

Farmer: Sonia Bolaños
Importer: Semilla Coffee

Price we paid for the landed coffee at our roastery: 14.95CAD/kg

FOB price: 11.44CAD/kg

Farmgate price: 2,700,000 Colombian Pesos per carga ( 125kg of parchment)
National farmgate price was 1,400,000.

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