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Colonna – Limited Release Rare Lungo Capsules


  • Collab – Colonna Coffee (Bath, UK)
  • Origin – Ethiopia
  • Region – Guji
  • Producer – Ato Tesfaye Bekele
  • Variety – Typica
  • Process – Anaerobic
  • Flavour Notes – Floral, Strawberry, Vanilla

These capsules are compatible with traditional Nespresso® capsule machines.



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The Anaerobic Typica lot we have selected is the culmination of four years of focused experimentation from the farm, and with only a small amount produced we are thrilled to bring you this coffee, filled with vibrant, effervescent character.

A true saviour of the Guji zone and a pioneering for in its modern coffee-history, Ato Tesfaye Bekele was born to coffee farming but initially moved away from the culture into study, eventually working in Natural Resource and Environmental Protection for the Ethiopian government.

After bushfires levelled huge swathes of the region’s forests from 1997 to 1999, Tesfaye was tasked with rebuilding and finding new ways to conserve the area. Locals returned to plant traditional crops, however, Tesfaye proposed coffee trees to enhance diversity for the region.

After distributing seedlings, people asked how long it would take for plants to show yields. With the answer of ‘four or five years’ many seedlings were returned by the farmers. Though disappointed, Tesfaye did not lose faith, reserving land and beginning a government-backed seedling nursery.

After finding it hard to find people to care for the project, Tesfaye left his government position to take over the task and return to coffee farming. After the first harvest the inspired community returned to him, requesting seedlings and help in beginning their own farms.

For variable-temperature capsule machines (Opal/Morning Machine) we advise brewing at a medium-temperature setting for optimal cup results.



Colonna was founded by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood in 2015. Maxwell is a three-time UK Barista Champion & three-time world finalist. He is the co-author of Water for Coffee with Christopher H. Hendon, and author of the Coffee Dictionary.

Maxwell’s coffee journey started in Melbourne in 2008, where the former portrait artist and his wife, Lesley, discovered an underground movement called Third Wave coffee. Captivated by the flavour and provenance-driven approach to coffee, the couple dove in head-first and learned everything possible about this enigmatic drink. They were driven by the opportunity to learn and innovate at a time when people were beginning to think differently about what coffee could be.

Maxwell and his wife Lesley set up their first coffee company providing lovingly crafted coffees at events around the UK. Travelling far and wide, the couple brewed espresso through the night for revellers at music festivals and rain-soaked crowds at regattas.

In 2009, they opened the destination coffee shop Colonna & Small’s in Bath, UK. The shop was dedicated to showcasing the most exceptional coffees in a space built to engage a conversation around coffee. Colonna & Small’s soon became internationally recognised and was awarded the ‘Best Coffee Shop in Europe’ title in 2016.

The Colonna Roastery was launched in 2015, as the company sought to take more control of the sourcing and flavour profiling of the coffee. As a roastery we seek to build relationships both with our customers and our partners who share in our fascination and pursuit of exceptional coffee. You can find our coffee being meticulously brewed and presented around the world with select partners.

We are passionate about what coffee is, but also about what it can be and the pursuit of perfection in coffee. We are building a company that is driven by the ambition to share this with our customers.
-Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood

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