Colombia Luz Helena Yellow Sudan Rume Natural - Filter Roast


Orange Blossom
Blueberry Compote


We've showcased several coffees from Luz Helena over the last few years and we can honestly say, this is the tastiest!
The incredibly rare yellow mutation of the Sudan Rume varietal, combined with refined natural processing brings beautiful sweetness and clarity to the cup.
Tropical aromas of orange blossom and a vibrant citric toned acidity elevate this coffee and juicy fruit notes of blackcurrant and blueberry compote round out the flavour profile with a raisin sweetness.

COUNTRY - Colombia
REGION - Armenia, Quindio
VARIETAL - Yellow Sudan Rume

Luz Helena grew up in Armenia and has been producing coffee for the last 20 years. She owns Maracay, an 8-hectare farm located at 1450 m.a.s.l, in Armenia Quindio. Luz is Carlos and Felipe’s mother, and wife of Jairo Arcila.
Luz’s passion for coffee was inspired by her husband’s work on coffee farms and as a dry mill manager. Luz would hear Jairo talking about coffee and wanted to be more involved in the industry. With the support of Jairo, Luz started learning how to care for coffee plants and what steps she needed to take to produce high-quality, ripe cherries. Luz found dealing with insects very challenging at the start and would draw on Jairo’s knowledge to help with this.
For several years now, her focus has been on producing Specialty Coffee. With the support of Cofinet, Luz has been able to improve farm practices and focus on producing the best cherries she can. Once ripe, the cherries are then processed by Cofinet at their processing station, La Pradera.

The ripe coffee cherries are hand picked and allowed to dry completely around the seed before being husked or hulled off. While historically this hulling was done by hand with a kind of mortar-and-pestle setup, today it’s done by machinery that can be finely calibrated.
While the coffee is drying the sugars are continually fermenting inside the cherry while there is enough moisture to feed the microorganisms. This can take up to 30 days on average.
Due to the long fermentations, natural processed coffees often display fruity or “pulpy” flavours, often described as “boozy” or “winey”; can also have strong nutty and/or chocolate characteristics, and typically has a heavier or syrupy body

The Sudan Rume coffee variety hails from its namesake country, Sudan. It belongs to the Bourbon family and is a rare gem due to its unique flavor profile, primarily influenced by its low yield. When you sip on a cup of Sudan Rume coffee, expect a delightful bouquet of flavors reminiscent of red fruits, with hints of jasmine, roses, and berries or plums. This variety is often referred to as a “landrace”, which signifies its ancient origins in the Horn of Africa—where Arabica coffee was first cultivated. The region, encompassing Ethiopia, Sudan, and Kenya, boasts the greatest genetic diversity in the coffee world, thanks to centuries of crossbreeding between wild varieties