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Colombia Mario Duque


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Chemex

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Pour Over

  • Stove Top

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As of Friday 16th October, our pricing for our online coffee has been updated. Click here to read why. 

The second of our latest Colombian micro lots from the growing region of Caldas and the perfect example of a beautifully clean and bright washed coffee this producing country is famous for. Mario Duque’s finca sits just outside Monte Bonito, a small town that borders the slopes of the Cerro Bravo (an imposing volcano whose summit stands at an impressive 3985 metres above sea level) and the more widely renowned department of Tolima. Here, between the canyons of the central mountain range, conditions are perfect for the production of specialty grade Arabica coffee, Finca Guaduales Dos benefits greatly from rich and fertile soils, good regular rainfall and a favourable altitude.

This lot is made up of Caturra and grows amongst an abundance of orange and guanaba trees which provide ample shade and encourage both a diverse ecology and the slow ripening of the coffee cherries. This extra time allows for more complex flavours to develop and has helped create the delicious and characterful cup profile this coffee offers. Mario and his wife Dora process the ripe cherry using their own micro wet mill; they pulp and ferment the coffee in tiled tanks before moving the harvest onto a roof patio where it is dried for 8-15 days. Although rainfall and humidity can prove a challenge when drying, having access to infrastructure on-site gives Mario more control over processing which allows him to focus on quality and removes the limitations, both financially and logistically, associated with having to outsource to a neighbouring producer or larger wet mill.

Upon cupping, this beauty tricked our taste buds into thinking we were sipping back on a standout sparkling, juicy Kenyan. This is testament to Mario and highlights the due care and attention that goes into every step of processing, guaranteeing a high quality cup profile. This lot displays delicious notes of blackcurrant, orange and butter reminding us of marmalade on toast!and is the perfect coffee to fill the void left by our latest Kenyan offering that ran out at the beginning of the month.



Key Stats

Location: Marulanda, Caldas, Central ColombiaAltitude: 1,700 metres above sea levelPreparation: WashedVarietal: Caturra Owners: Mario DuqueFlavours: Orange | Butter | Toast


Our Colombian coffees are always fantastically versatile suited to all brew methods with their incredible character but balancing body – the character of these lots is unbelievable, with metal filter methods they tend to display a more fudgey profile with hints of lemon peel, on paper filter they can be beautifully buttery with really complex acidity and notes ranging from cherry to red apple to orange.

Brew Guides


Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2:00 - 3:00 overallCoffee:Water 17-18g : 250ml
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Grind Setting: FineBrew Time: 30-35 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 16-18g dose : 35-40g yield
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Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2:30 - 3:00 overallCoffee:Water 16-17g coffee : 250ml water
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Stove Top

Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso)Brew Time: Dependent on size and heating sourceCoffee:Water 22g : 250ml (though dependent on size of Stove Top)
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Grind Setting: Very coarseBrew Time: 6:30 for 1 litre of coffeeCoffee:Water 70g coffee per 1 litre water used
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 4 minutesCoffee:Water 70g coffee : 1 litre water
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Delivery Details

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road, please note we are still operating social distancing so ring the doorbell when you arrive and we can pass your order through the door. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with a 2-3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. If you have ordered a Nova Bakehouse cookie kit, this will be posted on the next available Tuesday along with any other items you have ordered. 

Thanks in advance for your understanding, it is much appreciated in these challenging times!



Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews


Colombia Mario Duque

I am sooo enjoying these beans

Excellent coffee as always

Always blown away by the quality of coffee and the efficiency of delivery.

Good Coffee

I tried your coffee at my daughters and was very impressed. So much so I bought kilo. I shall definitely buy some more when I have used my present supply.


Colombia Mario Duque