Colombia washed Arabica Excelso EP Nariño, Las Taguas

winey, fruits, black currant
80 % of 100
80 % of 100
SCA Score 84.75
70 % of 100
Spot: Vollers Hamburg
Quantity Available: 7 bags of 70kg
More Information
Unit of Measure bags of 70kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Crop 21/22
Acidity 4.000000
Flavor 4.000000
Batch 102374
Variety Castillo, Colombia
Region Nariño
Process Washed
Grade Excelso EP
Producer Smallholder farmers
SCA Score 84.750000
Body 3.500000
Brand Las Taguas

On the quest for distinguished coffee, you cannot miss Colombia. Colombia’s quality reputation stems from hard work and excellent terrain. A unique topographic characteristic also comes into play when describing the various facets of Colombian coffees: the three cordilleras of the Andes mountain range. Several microclimates are formed between and within the mountain ranges, resulting in exceptional conditions for high-quality coffee production.

The state of Nariño is located in the southwestern part of Colombia, where the Andes Mountains run parallel to the Pacific Ocean. This region is known for its volcanic activity. Here, over centuries five volcanoes have created outstanding rich soils. These fertile mountain ranges are home to smallholder farms in some of the highest altitudes in the world, allowing the beans to develop slowly over time. The high altitudes of Nariño enable a gradual maturing process with hot temperatures throughout the day and very cold temperatures at night. Nariño’s coffee farmers have managed to establish a reputation known for reliable coffee quality. Only ripe cherries are carefully handpicked and collected at the washing station.

The varying altitudes and microclimates generated by the rivers and mountain ranges split the state so that the harvest takes place two times per year compared to other coffee-producing countries. This „Las Taguas“ coffee is characterized by the typical high quality, complex cup profile from Narño, combining intense and fruity acidity with chocolate notes.

Historically, Colombia has been shattered by various periods of violence and setbacks. However, in the past 20 years, Colombia has leaped to becoming an economic powerhouse in Latin America. On the quest for distinguished coffees, you simply cannot miss Colombia. Its quality reputation stems from hard work and excellent terrain.

Colombia's natural beauty stems from its extreme diversity: two oceans, snow-peaked mountains and glaciers, endless deserts as well as the Amazon basin are found in this unique South American gem. The west of the country is dominated by three Andes mountain ranges, called the Cordilleras.

Due to their proximity to the equator, several microclimates are formed within these mountain ranges. Add to that altitude ranges from 800 to 2,200 meters, and you will start to realize why Colombian coffees are so diverse.


CONTINENT South America
COFFEE REGIONSHuila, Antioquia, Quindio, Risaralda, Caldas, Tolima, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Santander, Cundinamarca, Narino, Sierra Nevada
COFFEE ALTITUDES900 – 2,300 masl.
VARIETIESTypica, Caturra, Castillo
HARVEST PERIODSep – Dec (Main Crop), Mch – Jun (Fly Crop / Mitaca)
COFFEE FARMSSmallholders and plantations
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