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Five Ways Coffee Roasters

Colombia - Rodrigo Sanchez - Tropical Washed

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For this process, purple caturra was chosen for its versatility in the preparation of any process, thanks to its higher concentration of Brix degrees, added to this it has a great sweetness material that allows microorganisms to have an optimal area to work, where they extract some of them, such as lactobacillus and saccharomyses cerevisiae, then they begin to be cultivated separately before incorporating them into coffee, giving way to a large scale where a significant volume is produced.

By having these microorganisms already separated, a part of them is removed to another new crop, the fruit is added to which we as producers want to induce the coffee to give that flavor at the end, that is, to separate a mass of 80 liters by a 200- liter container of that mother crop to which we have already added fruit and sweetened it, with this we get Brix degrees equal to the degrees that coffee already brings; It takes 8 days for this mother culture to reach its optimum state, which is summed up in 190 hours of fermentation for the culture to process together with the fruit until obtaining the appropriate pH and Brix degrees to enter the coffee.

In the case of this process, we separate the microorganisms and add pineapple, passion fruit, orange, mango then it is fermented, and the mother culture is fed with some energizing base, such as molasses, sugar or panela, providing it with the energy so that microorganisms work, little by little it is fed with fruit and sweet until it achieves the preparation of the culture that is already fermented and with an excellent load of microorganism. Subsequently, the coffee that is collected is taken, Brix degrees are measured as soon as the batch arrives at the reception site such as the hopper or floating place, 100 grains of the coffee mass are taken to know the Brix degrees in which they are, We float and eliminate impurities and then proceed to pulp and deposit inside the fully sealed 200-liter plastic cans, pour the coffee and apply the 80 liters of the solution that is already prepared and comes with the fruit or flavor that we want it to taste the product.

The coffee is incorporated and it is placed to ferment for 150 more hours, we carry this until the Brix degrees do not fall below 6 and the pH does not drop below 4, we have discovered this balance point for the coffee and to be able to highlight the notes of the fruit in this case pineapple, cholupa, golupa and passion fruit, we know that we do not want it to be an invasive flavor so as not to alter or contaminate the coffee flavor but rather to bring the notes of the fruits to which we are inducing and 
fermenting, without forgetting that the main basis for the preparation is coffee. 

Country: Colombia

Region: Hulia

Process: Tropical Washed

Tasting Notes: Tropical, Fruit Salad, Lychee, Passion fruit

Altitude: 1730mamsl

Variety: Purple Caturra

Roast Type: Filter

We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Tuesday to ensure delivery within the week.

Grind Size: Whole bean
Size: 250g
Roast Type: Filter
Grind Size: Whole bean
Size: 250g
Roast Type: Filter

Product information

Our standards in coffee making are reflected in our care for the environment. By using innovative packaging and sustainable logistics techniques, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint.

Five Ways is always on the lookout for new and inspiring ways to be sustainable and care for our planet.

Shipping at Five Ways:

The basics, Add to the cart the items (or coffee) you would like to purchase. We will then select, pack and ship your choices to your location. We roast weekly to order. Shipping takes place every Thursday and Friday. Order before Wednesday to ensure delivery departs within the same week.

Shipping and delivery

We ship using our friends at Keen delivery. This delivery platform allows us to ship with multiple carriers. Within Europe we use DPD, Post NL and DHL. Local shipping in The Netherlands we use DPD and you should receive your goods within 24-48 hours. Given Brexit… we ship to the UK with PostNL do expect delays here due to customs paperwork.

Note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, delivery is expected to take between 1-2 days longer, depending on your location. We are not responsible for any unforeseen service disruptions by our delivery partners.

Shipping rates

Shipping rates are calculated automatically at checkout using inputs from our providers. Is shipping not available to your country? Email us your order and, we will arrange it for you.


To be arranged at the time of order. We will also offer this service at our flagship locations which, will be opening very soon. Only available within Amsterdam.


We can’t accept returns on coffee due to it being perishable. However, we really want you to be happy with your beans! If you have any issues with our coffee, please call or email within the week of receiving your order.



At Five Ways we are official distributors of ACAIA products. We have the Reseller RMA policy to, set up warranty and service between reseller (us) and the consumer. Please email us if you have any further questions.
Who is responsible to covers fees within the warranty period? See below.

Product Purchased from Acaia Local Reseller 

Parallel Import 


Reseller is responsible for inspection and repair 

Customer is responsible for inspection fee 

Parts Fee 

Covered by Acaia 

Covered by Acaia 

Shipping Fee 

Reseller is responsible for two-way shipping cost 

Customer is responsible for two-way shipping cost 

  1. Choose the right container: It's important to store your coffee beans in an airtight container. Look for a container made of a material that won't absorb odors, like glass or ceramic. Avoid using plastic containers, as they can impart a plastic-like taste to the coffee.
  2. Keep the container away from light: Coffee beans are sensitive to light, which can cause them to degrade more quickly. Store your coffee container in a dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard.
  3. Keep the container away from heat: Heat can also cause coffee beans to degrade. Avoid storing your coffee container near a heat source, such as a stove or oven.
  4. Store at room temperature: Coffee beans should be stored at room temperature, between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid storing coffee beans in the refrigerator or freezer, as moisture can cause them to spoil and lose their flavor.
  5. Use whole beans: It's best to store whole coffee beans rather than ground coffee. Ground coffee has a larger surface area, which makes it more vulnerable to oxidation and degradation.
  6. Avoid air exposure: Exposure to air can cause coffee beans to oxidize, which can lead to a stale or sour taste
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Our Roastery

You'll find us in Amsterdam West, where we roast on a Giesen W15 and a Loring S35 Kestrel. These beauties give us total control over our roasts, the freedom to tweak to optimise flavour and the ability to roast at volume, allowing us to cater to a variety of customers.

From day one all we wanted to do was source, roast, brew and serve the best coffee we could find.

Our aim is to highlight the terroir of the origin and different processes utilised. We also often select unique and exotic coffees which force us to grow and challenge our way of thinking.