The Assembly Espresso, as always, is the result of a collective process which draws on direct input from the best independent cafes in the UK. Together we have arrived at a 'brief' to offer a versatile house espresso which is characterised by clean sweetness but with a rich and balanced body - equally enjoyable either as espresso or with milk.
- Association — El Carmen
- Region — Pitalito, Huila, Colombia.
- Producer — Pitalito Smallholders
- Process —Washed
- Varietal — Caturra, Castillo
- Altitude — 1400 - 2100masl
El Carmen in Pitalito was the first case of Raw Material's Red Association initiative being implemented in Colombia and has proven its value to the extent that the same concept is now in place all over the country.
In this model Raw Material offer fixed high prices for smallholder farmers based on a profit above the real cost of production for the farmer, rather than being anchored to commodity coffee prices. In addition the model assists farmers in reaching profitable quality scores by investing in resources and equipment to be shared communally for coffee processing.
As founding partners of the initiative, we're both immensely proud of its impact to date and incredibly excited to continue our partnership and grow together.
Tastes like: Syrupy milk chocolate. Red Berries. Rich.