Colombia Huila Excelso EP


Cupping Notes: White grape, cola, crisp in a balanced cup

In Colombia the vast majority of coffee is cultivated, harvested and processed on small family owned farms.  While these producers are their own architects, designing farm management and post-harvest solutions to to fit their needs, they also need strong alliances to bring their coffee to the international market and earn fair prices.  To support this system of small farm production, Colombia established the Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia(FNC) to organize and support a complex network of regional farmer cooperatives.  These cooperatives provide producers with valuable logistical support like centralized warehouses to store dried parchment and dry mills where the coffee is prepared for export according to size.  The Excelso grade is the designation for beans that will not pass through a screen opening below 14/64 of an inch.  Excelso lots are often traceable to regions of Colombia, each with distinct harvest times, which provides for a constant supply of fresh Colombian Excelso throughout the calendar year.

Country: Colombia

Growers: Coffee producers of Huila

Varietals: Caturra, Castillo and Typica

Region: Huila, Colombia

Altitude: 1750-1850

Soil: Volcanic loam

Process: Fully Washed after pulping and fermenting, then dried on raised beds under a solar canopy.


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