Quality Report - Colombia La Illusion Caturra & Colombia Natural

About This Coffee

Finca La Ilusion is owned and managed by coffee producer Ayda Samboni and her husband Yarley Claderon. Together, they work to manage the daily operations of caring for the coffee trees but also for the gardens that surround them. La Ilusion has been in this family for twelve years andhouse Ayda, Yarley and their three children all on the land.

Ayda is a third generation coffee farmer and loves the plants and flowers that she both works with and sees. Her house is always covered with orchids and other local flowers and plants that bring life, joy and colour to their home. She is very detail oriented and this attribute transfers across to how she manages the farm and processes coffee. The farm features the caturra and colombia varietals and Ayda’s preference is to process them using the traditional washed and natural methods.

Ayda and Yarley not only care for their own farm and coffee production, but they also oversee the processing and the daily operations at the El Puente project with Clearpath Coffee. This is a crucial step towards ensuring the project is successful and the role is well managed by what is a talented coffee producing family. Also assisting the El Puente project is Claudia Samboni, Ayda’s sister, and their father Felix. With so much knowledge and expertise in the area of coffee growing and production, it is no wonder that the resulting cup profiles from both El Puente and La Ilusion are outstanding, and worthy of praise. We are excited to see where Ayda and Yarley can show their influence, and we want to share these results with the world.

Farm Information

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Huila
  • Farm/Coop/Mill: La Illusion
  • Producer: Ayda Samboni
  • Variety: Caturra & Colombia
  • Process: Natural
  • Altitude: 1500 - 1650masl
  • Harvest: April - July & September - December
  • Sourcing Partner: Project Origin
  • Quality Score: 88

Roast Level: 


Flavour Profile

  • Aroma: Pineapples and Pears
  • Flavour: Pineapple, Peach, Pear, Blackberry, Chocolate
  • Aftertaste: Lingering Chocolate finish
  • Acidity: Pineapples and Pears
  • Body: Blackberries and Peaches
  • Balance & Overall: Overall a very tropical fruit-like coffee with a chocolaty finish

Recommended Brewing Parameters

  • Espresso: 20g In, 40g Out, 27 Seconds
  • Milk-based (150ml): 23g In, 44g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
  • Pourover Filter (Chanho-Tornado): 15g In, 225g Out, 2 Minute 10 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)