Ombligon, Colombia

Taste Notes: Intense Cherry, Strawberry & Watermelon

An outstanding coffee from Colombia, specially chosen by our regional barista trainer Alex Slater to be his roast of choice for his entry into this year’s UK Barista Championships. It’s now available as a limited-edition, online-only guest coffee from 200 Degrees.


Intense Cherry






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This single origin natural is imported by CATA, experts in the Colombian green coffee trade, from producer Nestor Lasso's El Diviso Farm in Pitalito. What's special about this coffee (called Ombligon which means belly button in Spanish because of the beans unique shape) is that it is fermented using brewer's yeast, and the results are an intensely juicy cup, with notes of cherry, strawberry and watermelon. 

Country: Colombia 
Region: Huila 
Varietal: Ombligon 
Altitude: 1750 m.a.s.l. 
Taste Notes: Intense Cherry, Strawberry and Watermelon 
Process: Natural 
Roast Profile:

Alex explains why he chose this coffee for his entry into the UK Barista Championships: "I chose this coffee for its incredible, complex flavour profile and its versatility. It presented an opportunity to present something I've never really come across before and this made me very excited! As espresso, the intense cherry shines straight away in the aroma and transfers through to the palate, followed by a strawberry/watermelon aftertaste. With steamed milk it takes on a new identity, presenting flavour notes of strawberry ice cream, mango and raspberry. A truly special coffee."


Importer CATA exclusively focuses on coffee from Colombia, which allows them to specialise and develop close relationships with the farms there. Their ethos is that every coffee sack purchased through them is helping to build a better life for Columbians "That coffee sack is a light that shines a brighter future on generations of youths, who aspire to build a destiny that they can choose" CATA has worked directly with Nestor Lasso to help him explore the benefits of specialty coffee and exporting to the UK, by educating him on the market, and also giving guidance on processes and quality control.

Team Recommendation

Alex says: "With this coffee roasted more for espresso, I would highly recommend using it on an espresso machine, but it also shines brightly on filter methods too such as aeropress/drip."


Colombia is the third biggest producer of coffee in the world, and its Coffee Cultural Landscape is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. The altitude in the west of the country, in the Andean region, and the warm weather make for perfect coffee growing conditions all year round.

Shipping Information


We use Royal Mail and Parcel Force as our chosen distribution partners. You have the choice at checkout to select your preferred carrier with the following restrictions: Royal Mail First Class and Second Class (untracked) are available on packages up to 2kg and the cost is variable depending on the weight. Deliveries are made 6 days a week. Parcel Force Express 24 (tracked) service is available for all packages up to 20kg. Deliveries are made Monday to Friday only, excluding Bank Holidays.


Royal Mail orders received before 9am (Monday to Friday) will be processed and dispatched on the same day. Parcel Force orders received before 12pm (Monday to Friday) will be processed and dispatched on the same day.

After these cut-off times we will still aim to dispatch on the same day if possible, but this is not guaranteed. We do not dispatch orders over the weekend or on Bank Holidays. *Due to Royal Mail and Parcelforce strikes there may be delays in recieving orders placed on the 26th and 31st of August*


Unfortunately, we are only able to deliver to mainland UK. We are unable to deliver to Ireland.