Colombia washed Arabica Excelso EP Huila, Los Hibiscos
|Unit of Measure||bags of 70kg|
On the quest for distinguished coffee, you simply cannot miss Colombia. Colombia’s quality reputation stems from hard work and excellent terrain. A unique topographic characteristic also comes into play when talking about 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 Huila is located in the southern part of Colombia. It is the geographic spot where the Andes Mountains form a knot. Here, the three cordilleras split between western, central, and eastern Andes that go up to northern Colombia. Between the eastern and central cordillera flows the Magdalena River, going up to the Caribbean Coast. Between the central and western Andes mountain chains is the Cauca River, flowing into the Magdalena River in the Caribbean plains. The soil in this area is volcanic and therefore ideal for the cultivation of high-quality coffee. Due to the geographical location near the equator, there is only little distinction between the different seasons in Colombia.
The varying altitudes and microclimates generated by the rivers and mountain ranges split the state so that the harvest takes place several times per year compared to other coffee-producing countries. This „Los Hibiscos“ coffee is characterized by the typical high quality cup profile from Huila presenting beautiful winey and sweet flavors.
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.
|COFFEE REGIONS||Huila, Antioquia, Quindio, Risaralda, Caldas, Tolima, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Santander, Cundinamarca, Narino, Sierra Nevada|
|COFFEE ALTITUDES||900 – 2,300 masl.|
|VARIETIES||Typica, Caturra, Castillo|
|HARVEST PERIOD||Sep – Dec (Main Crop), Mch – Jun (Fly Crop / Mitaca)|
|COFFEE FARMS||Smallholders and plantations|
|AVERAGE FARM SIZE||0.5 – 5.5 ha|
|YEARLY PRODUCTION (IN 60KG BAGS)||14,100,000|