Villamaria | Natural | Colombia

Honey, fruity, malic acidity


Origin: Colombia

Region: Caldas Chinchiná Municipality

Farm/CWS: Villamaria

Producer: Villamaria Co-op (Red Association)

Altitude: 1800m

Variety: Castillo, Colombia & Caturra

Process: Natural


30 families make up the co-op contributing to this stunning natural lot. Cherries are grown at a higher altitude than Villamaria station itself, before being brought down the hillside for optimal drying and processing at a higher temperature. Villamaria is a Red Association processing station.

This coffee should’ve been way more expensive. This year a lot of roasters balked at the price it seems. This meant Raw Material had to discount it to ensure they could continue to support Red Association farmers.

We’ve benefitted from the discount and bought loads at a relatively low price which is bittersweet (unlike the coffee which is super sweet).

Enjoy it while it lasts, full price next year!

Green cost: £7.40 per KG

Sustainability & Post Life

Tub: Contains recycled material | FSC certified mixed sources | Recycle with paper at home

Tape: Made from plants | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee Bag: Recyclable LDPE with EVOH barrier and WIPF Recyclable Valve | Recycle with bags at larger supermarkets (4 LDPE)

Diamond Sticker: Foil-coated polypropylene material | Non-recyclable | Diamonds are forever

Tasting Card: Made from 100% recycled fibre​ | ​​FSC® certified and carries the EU Ecolabel | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee FAQ

Does your coffee come as whole bean or ground?

We only sell whole bean coffee. This is to ensure you make the best cup possible and a big part of that is grinding the coffee just before using it.

If you're in need of a grinder, head to our brewing store.

What's the difference between espresso and filter roast?

We profile most of our coffees for both espresso and filter. In basic terms, espresso coffee is often more developed and slightly darker than a filter roast. This varies with each coffee and in general we roast our coffee to what is considered a light/modern profile. Which one is best for you depends on your intended brewing method.

You can search by brew type on our shop.

Is your coffee roasted to order?

We roast multiple times throughout the week and dispatch online orders twice per week (at minimum). Due to the way we roast coffee, we recommend a minimum rest period of 10 days before brewing.