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Sweetheart Colombia Taita

El Salvador

Sweetheart Colombia Taita

Flavors of brown sugar, caramel, and stone fruit

We obsess over perfecting Sweetheart’s roast profile, and the result is this sweet, balanced coffee with perfect flavor clarity. It's the best-tasting single origin espresso sourced with the highest ethical standards.

Our current offering comes from the community of Consacá in Nariño, Colombia. We worked with a small group of farmers on the slopes of the Galeras volcano, known indigenously as "Taita"—the namesake for this sourcing project.

The Sweetheart roast profile is roasted just a little bit darker with a more developed body. This roast profile is ideal for espresso or a richer brewed coffee option.

Medium Roast: Agtron 58.6

The Agtron Scale:

The Agtron scale ranges from 0 to 100, with 0 being the darkest and 100 being the lightest. In the coffee industry, the most common range for roasted coffee is typically between 25 (very dark) and 75 (very light).

- 0-30: Very dark roast

- 30-45: Dark roast

- 45-55: Medium-dark roast

- 55-65: Medium roast

 - 65-75: Light roast

 - 75-100: Very light roast



For espresso we recommend:

IN: 18.0g OUT: 46 - 49g  TIME: 24 - 27s

For filter coffee we recommend: 
1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or 
1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume

Grind Guide:
Note that every grinder is different, so this is a comparative scale intended to help you understand grind settings for different methods and, ultimately, the best grind on your grinder.

On a 1 to 10 scale—i.e. if your grinder had 10 grind settings and grinds from Turkish (1) to French press (10)—then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example, when brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7), start with a grind setting of 21 on a grinder with 30 settings.

1 finest to 10 coarsest:

1 Turkish
2 Espresso 
3 Moka Pot
4 Aero Press 
5 Hario 
6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip
 7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip 
8 Chemex
9 Cold Brew, Toddy 
10 French Press

Adjusting Grind to Taste

After brewing, taste your coffee. If it is delicious, great news—enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then try adjusting your grind to improve your brew.
If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless with an ashy or dry aftertaste, you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser. 
If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery, you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.

For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.

Olympia Coffee is dedicated to ethical coffee production through our Fair For All initiative. Our approach guarantees that everyone involved in the coffee production process, from farmers to customers, benefits from our rigorous green coffee sourcing standards. Our sourcing practices and employee compensation meet Living Wage standards and are third-party certified. You can find more information about our Fair For All initiative by visiting

We purchased 50 bags of this Micro Lot for our Sweetheart Program, we paid $4.10 per LB for this coffee and cupped this lot at an 86.5. We worked with Los Ausoles Cooperative to help with the Export of the Ariz Family Coffees (they are members) and worked with Falcon Importer for USA Import.

We are proud to compensate our packaging team with a Living Wage of $20.75-$23.00 per hour, and our roasting team with a Living Wage of $21-26 per hour at our roastery.