Skip to content

Colombia Luz Helena Salazar Single Origin Espresso


Notify me when back in stock

Tasting Notes
About Me

Luz Helena Salazar is the matriarch of the Arcila family. Mother to Carlos and Felipe (the brothers who head up operations for Cofinet in Australia and Colombia respectively), she is a strong, warm and talented leader and a lifelong advocate for Colombian grown coffee.

Luz Helena grew up in Armenia, Quindio - in the heartland of coffee growing country in the Paisa region, a rural area that lies at the western end of the Andes mountains. The region - encompassing Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda and Tolima - is well known for growing the majority of Colombian coffee.

Unsurprisingly, Luz Helena has grown to be an extremely talented coffee farmer, due to her agricultural knowledge, resourcefulness and, perhaps most importantly, her talent for managing people.

This lot of Caturra was grown at 1400 masl at Finca Maracay in Quindio. Maracay has been owned by the Arcila family since 1990, when they transformed it into a coffee farm. Initially, the farm was planted with Catimor; in 2015 they expanded and planted Castillo and Caturra varieties.

The cherries were picked with very strict parameters for ripeness, then floated, placed in grain pro bags for 24 hours, then pulped and left to ferment with the mucilage on for another 24 hours exposed to air. Finally the coffee was quickly washed and then dried on raised beds until reaching its ideal moisture level.

With a flavour profile of mandarin, molasses, hazelnut cream, the coffee boasts a tangy citrus acidity and smooth body. It’s yet another wonderful coffee from the team at Cofinet, and we’re sure you will agree.






Roast Type

Espresso roast. Suitable for espresso machines and stovetops. A great place to start your coffee at home journey.


PADRE COFFEE'S dedicated roasting team put all of their time and energy into the curation of a diverse, accessible and ever-changing range of premium single origin and blended coffee beans, which we’re proud to source from traders and farmers all around the world that know the value of quality and believe - as we do - in ethical and sustainable production.

Location: Lygon Street, Brunswick