Courter's Roast

Colombia, El Cielo

Brew Days

Saturday and Tuesday

Tasting Notes

Juicy cherries, tangerine, cane sugar 

Franklin C. Courter

Our latest Colombian coffee is another great work of art. As we’ve done with all our coffees, we’ve retained a nod to the Cedar Grove area. Franklin C. Courter, Cedar Grove's preeminent artist. Courter was born in 1834. He is best known for his landscapes and Abraham Lincoln portraits. After living in Michigan and teaching at Albion College, Courter returned to Cedar Grove and lived the rest of life at 165 Little Falls Road.

La Union

Produced by small farmers in the municipality of La Union in Nariño, this is some of the most complex coffee in Colombia. Different factors contribute to this, very high altitude, proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and the cannon that cross the area create a perfect crossover of weather and temperature, enabling the ideal climate that allows for a slow maturation of cherries and a full development of flavors.

The average size of a farm in La Union is between 2 to 4 hectares. Family members manage them, taking care of the picking, de-pulping, and patio drying in farm premises and delivering parchment to dry mill for final sorting and classification of quality. Because of the high altitude of the farms, the producers in the area often refer to their farms as pieces of heaven on earth; therefore, they name this lot El Cielo. All these factors result in a sweet cup with a clean finish and complex fruit notes. 

Colombian Coffee

One of the reasons that Colombian coffee is so highly regarded is the strict quality control measures in place throughout the entire process, from growing to harvesting to roasting. The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) oversees these processes and works to maintain the quality and consistency of Colombian coffee.

In addition to its delicious taste, Colombian coffee is also an important part of the country's economy. Coffee production is a major industry in Colombia, providing jobs and income for thousands of people.


Caturra, Castillo, Colombia


Fully washed


1500-1600 masl

Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia

In 1927, the Colombian coffee growers joined together to create an organization that would represent them nationally and internationally, work for their well-being, and improve their quality of life. Their vision is to work for the well-being of Colombian coffee growers through an effective union, democratic and representative organization.

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