In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
Exemplary Coffee
El Roble
Jairo & Edilberto López
1.550 masl
0,64 € / cup


From 10,00 to 80,00

Do you know what it costs you a quality coffee prepared at home?
Using 8 grs. (customary measure) drink a cup of this extraordinary coffee for 0.64 €.
Five years ago, Mr. Jairo López received coffee seeds from Cenicafe - National Coffee Research Center. This was not only the birth of the Colombian Java variety, but it was also the first batch of natural benefit of the Finca El Roble.
For 64 years, the Jairo López family has been in charge of El Roble. The farm is located at 1.550 meters above sea level in the town of Pijao, Quindío department. The economy of Quindío is based on agriculture especially on coffee, sugar cane, lulo and berries and some pine plantations in the mountains.
The Java varietal:
Originally this varietal is part of a collection of seeds that was collected from wild coffee trees in Ethiopia. The seeds were sent to Indonesia in 1928 and subjected to a first selection and, in turn, named 'Java'. The Java variety was then sent to Cameroon where it was selected for its disease tolerance and vigour.
Java was originally identified as a Typica selection. Genetic fingerprinting of molecular markers has subsequently revealed that Java is a selection from an Ethiopian landrace population called Abysinia. The variety was then introduced in Costa Rica (CIRAD) in 1991 and distributed through the PROMECAFE program.
The varietal gained notoriety when it obtained second place in the Cup of Excellence of Nicaragua in 2008.
Of oblong cherries and seeds, Java represents an interesting alternative to Geisha, with high cup quality but more resilient for small farmers since it has got better tolerance to coffee leaf rust and other diseases.
Only red and ripe cherries have been manually picked for this batch. They were exposed to aerobic fermentation for 15 hours and then brought to La Pradera washing station for drying. During the 20-25 days of sun exposure the coffee was collected, stacked and covered overnight to maintain the same temperature throughout its process. After reaching the optimum moisture level (12%), it was stored and then packaged in grain pro bags.
As the cherry dries, it becomes a "dried fruit" where sugars and flavours are more pronounced as in dried apricots. Normally, this process gives the coffee sweeter notes, a strong flavour of fruits and sugars, it is more citric but at the same time very round, that is due to the migration of sugar from the pulp to the beans.
Very pleasant unwashed process fragrance like tropical fruits and wine. Extraordinary aroma. Grape and cherry flavours, very silky.
In the Colombian Coffee-Axis (Eje Cafetero), you can see coffee plantations and more coffee plantations, aligned and close to each other in a panoramic mottled with banana trees. In its remote mountains coffee is breathed, collected, washed, dried, suffered, enjoyed, dreamed and venerated. Just like a baby, it is walked in the sun during the day and covered at night.
The Coffee Culture Landscape was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List as an exceptional example of a cultural, sustainable and productive landscape that adapts to the unique geographical and natural characteristics in the world, where an exceptional social and cultural capital has been developed. There were 47 municipalities in this important recognition, within which is Caicedonia - Valle del Cauca - Colombia.