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Zoom Colombia La Estrella del Ostro
Zoom Colombia La Estrella del Ostro

Colombia La Estrella del Ostro

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A full bodied and juicy coffee from the region of Huila in the south west – there are syrupy notes of pineapple and cherry with a hint of marzipan! Really well balanced with great versatility working well for both espresso and filter.

Expect : Cherry, Pineapple, Marzipan
Enjoy with : Without Milk
Process : Washed


Location: La Plata, Huila, South-west Colombia
Altitude: 1,600 - 2,000 metres above sea level
Preparation: Washed
Varietal: Caturra, Typica, Colombia
Owners: 50 smallholder farmers

Suited for : Aeropress, Chemex, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over
Enjoy : With or Without Milk

Aeropress
Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 2:00 - 3:00 overall
Coffee:Water 17-18g : 250ml

Espresso
Grind Setting: Fine
Brew Time: 30-35 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 16-18g dose : 35-40g yield

Pour Over
Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 2:30 - 3:00 overall
Coffee:Water 16-17g coffee : 250ml water

Stove Top
Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso)
Brew Time: Dependent on size and heating source
Coffee:Water 22g : 250ml (though dependent on size of Stove Top)

Chemex
Grind Setting: Very coarse
Brew Time: 6:30 for 1 litre of coffee
Coffee:Water 70g coffee per 1 litre water used

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 4 minutes
Coffee:Water 70g coffee : 1 litre water

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Colombia La Estrella del Ostro

When it comes to Colombia, it is widely accepted that some of the country’s best coffees come from the south west in the departments of Huila, Tolima, Nariño and Cauca. This is a fabulous coffee that is produced by a group of farmers situated in the southern town of La Plata in Huila who all share the same microclimate. Each producer has around 3 to 7 hectares of land planted with coffee and shade trees of plantain and guamo – ripe red cherry is harvested and processed on each smallholding using their own micro wet mill.

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This Coffee's Story

When it comes to Colombia, it is widely accepted that some of the country’s best coffees come from the south west in the departments of Huila, Tolima, Nariño and Cauca. This is a fabulous coffee that is produced by a group of farmers situated in the southern town of La Plata in Huila who all share the same microclimate. Each producer has around 3 to 7 hectares of land planted with coffee and shade trees of plantain and guamo – ripe red cherry is harvested and processed on each smallholding using their own micro wet mill. They will also dry the coffee themselves in its outer parchment layer to the exacting standards put in place by the agronomists they work closely with to guarantee the coffee’s quality. Drying is probably one of the most important factors in guaranteeing a quality cup profile – too quick and the coffee can lose its character very quickly, too slow and it runs the risk of becoming mouldy with uneven moisture levels. Most smallholders in this region have small parabolic driers loaded with raised beds stacked on top of one another to allow good airflow and easy rotation ensuring good even drying. This region is very prone to rainfall so it is of paramount importance that the coffee is sheltered for the 22-30 days it spends drying.

This lot is named after the star of the Southern Wind that sits directly above the coffee growing mountainous region in La Plata. We really think this lot displays excellent clarity and showcases the efforts of the growers perfectly. Thanks to the great balance of acidity and body, this is a coffee that works beautifully in most brew methods and can also take a bit of milk too.
This is a super clean washed lot best suited to be enjoyed without milk on paper filter methods.

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Delivery Times

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 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Philip Maguire
Quite the bargain

Really delicious in a stove top. Definitely one of our favourites from North Star. Plumy, unctuous and most of all rich and chocolatey.

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CARLOS DE VALDENEBRO
Every day love!

Beautiful coffee! You can drink it all day long!

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Jonathon White
Full of deep flavour

Enjoyed this roast. Easy to grind and a deep flavour that you expect from a Colombian bean. Fruity with a mellow sweetness. Give it a short pre infusion on the espresso and you can draw out the marzipan taste. It’s a easy to drink coffee than you can use all day long. Slightly acidic that you can adjust with going slightly over on the extraction. Would buy again and one that my wife enjoyed also in a Longer drink as the flavours will hold there own.

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kit warrington
Smooth, creamy and delicious

A really nice and easy drinking coffee. Definitely perks you up. And definitely buying again.

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ANGELA CRIPPS
Great coffee!

I gave these coffee beans as a present and the recipient was delighted with their gift!

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