Colombia, Luz Helena Salazar - Single Origin Espresso

Grown on the scenic Finca Maracay farm in Quindio, Colombia, this coffee is the brainchild of Luz Helena Salazar, whose journey in coffee cultivation has been a tale of passion, learning, and unyielding dedication to quality. We’re incredibly proud to be sourcing Luz Helena’s coffee for the second year in a row, and to showcase her outstanding coffee.


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Single Origin Filter Coffee Description

Luz Helena Salazar’s coffee is a great representation of ambition and expertise. Inspired by her husband Jairo Arcila's extensive experience in coffee farming and management, Luz Helena embarked on her own coffee journey. Her 8-hectare farm, Finca Maracay, sits at an elevation of 1450 meters above sea level, blessed with rich volcanic ash soil, perfect for growing the best coffee cherries.

For over 20 years, Luz has been honing her skills, driven by a desire to be deeply involved in the coffee industry. With guidance from her husband, and support from Cofinet, our Colombian coffee partner run by her sons Carlos and Felipe, Luz has continuously refined her farm practices with the focus being on producing the highest quality cherries.

This microlot, a 100% Caturra variety, undergoes meticulous hand harvesting, adhering to strict ripeness standards. The cherries are then floated and hand-sorted to remove defects, followed by a unique 30-hour underwater fermentation process. Post-fermentation, the cherries are gently washed and dried under controlled conditions, ensuring the ideal moisture content is achieved.

The coffee is beautifully balanced, juicy and clean. It has tasting notes of cherry, rhubarb and currant, with a crisp apple acidity that sparkles on the tongue. For the second year running, we’re so proud to feature Luz Helena’s coffee, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Coffee Breakdown

Colombia Luz Helena Salazar 100%
Washed - caturra varietals grown and handpicked at Finca Maracay, Quindio at 1450 MASL.

In The Cup


Espresso Recipe

  • DOSE - 20g
  • YIELD - 40g
  • TIME - 30secs
  • TEMP - 94°C
  • RATIO - 1:2

This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.

A small to big bag of happiness guide – to help your coffee loving ways.


1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week

2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week

6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week

Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.

If you need help with any of our coffees, please reach out through and we’ll guide you along through the coffee journey.

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