Colombia Excelso Medellín
Medellín Excelso Ep, Antioquia Province, Colombia
Gooseberry ~ wine gums ~ praline
Sticky and sweet, and perfectly balanced.
Sweet, but with balanced acidity as a medium-light roast, and punchy without being bitter; a lot of the flavour profiles that you’d hope for from Colombia, just without the same price tag.
This coffee comes from the Antioquia Department, just north of Medellín, and is grown by a large selection of smallholder farms throughout the area. Due to the scale of production, it’s a very consistent offering, specially selected to maintain the flavour profile one would expect - sweetness, a nice bit of upfront acidity, and some nutty qualities to help with milk-based drinks.
The types used for this origin are very typical of Colombia as a whole. Due to a massive bout of coffee leaf rust in 2008-2009 which decimated the crop, there’s been a significant increase in the usage of more disease-resistant varietals such as Castillo, which was created by Colombia’s National Center for Coffee Investigation in 2005. It’s now the most planted varietal in Colombia, and produces short trees and large cherries.
There are also the classic Colombia, Caturra and Typica varietals, which have been grown in Colombia for decades - they all come together to create a very consistent and delicious profile, and a great starting point for anyone getting into speciality coffee.
We work closely with farms worldwide to make sure that coffee farmers are paid a fair price, through Fairtrade and our own Direct Trade certifications. Working hard with coffee farmers to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
We maintain long term relationships with our carefully selected coffee farms, to provide the stability they need to plan for the future. The added bonus? Coffee that improves with every single crop, as their farming practices and equipment improves.
Helping you to do your bit. Our bags are LDPE4 recyclable, meaning they can be recycled in supermarkets. Alternatively, you can check with your Local Authority to see if they will collect it for you. Green lights include mentions of; bread bags, frozen food bags, squeezable bottles, bubble wrap, and carrier bags.
We've pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030, and we're already well on the way. Our warehouses are now powered by solar panels, with the extra juice fuelling our fleet of electric vehicles.
Sustainable and ethical
We've made it this generation's mission to put sustainability at the forefront. We’ve pledged to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 and are well on our way to getting there. LDPE4 recyclable bags, a Roastery powered entirely by solar energy, and a hell of a lot more.
We, at Wogan Coffee, have been lovingly hand-roasting speciality, ethical, sustainable and traceable coffees since 1970. In our third generation, and a wholly independent family company, you can find us rooted in Bristol; the same city as when Mr Wogan established the business over fifty years ago. Laura and James, grandchildren of the bowler hatted gentleman, now have the ropes firmly in their grasp; James as our resident Q Grader in the Bristol Roastery Headquarters, and Laura in London.