This coffee is the result of a long-term collaborative friendship between our favorite Amsterdam-based specialty importers, This Side Up, and Juan Pablo Argote. These beans come specifically from three farmers (Jesus Cerón, Bernardo Cerón, and Benedo Lopez) with small plots around Argote's village, grouped into a high-end "Morado Village Lot" and exported directly from the Argote family to This Side Up.
The cherries are hand-picked, de-pulped, washed with mountain water, fermented for 18-24 hours, sun-dried on concrete patios and on raised “drawers” with high airflow for about 2 weeks, manually sorted at the farm in four separate rounds, hulled and bagged at the Argote family farm.
The result is a bright, layered cup that leans a bit more tropical than the usual high-end Colombian coffee. We've been brewing it all day on our filter machine, V60, Aeropress, and even as our shop espresso for something light and sweet.
Fucking Strong Coffee is a specialty coffee brand from the folks behind Good Beans - a beloved bean shop tucked amongst the canals of Amsterdam. We built the brand in 2018 as a response to the monotonous, snobby tone that had infected most of the specialty coffee world. Minimalist cafes, ridiculously technical language, pretentious branding, and moralizing eye rolls… they all snarkily whispered the same thing: specialty coffee is for the few. You want to know what we think…? Fuck that.
In many ways, our beans are fancy as fuck. We traceably source coffee from small, top-notch producers who are paid far above market price for meticulously processing their cherries and sustainably maintaining their land. In Amsterdam, we specialty roast with the type of care that would make any smirking barista smile – bringing out bold, surprising flavors that we’re always jazzed to share with our friends.
Our fresh beans are packed in our signature resealable cans (which you can refill for a discount at our Amsterdam shop if you're in town) or in swanky black kilo bags. We roast weekly and ship within 2-3 business days.