Colombia washed Arabica Excelso EP Huila, Pitalito, Organic

juicy, smooth, caramel, sugar cane, berry jam
Acidity
Rating:
80 % of 100
Flavor
Rating:
80 % of 100
SCA Score 84.25
Body
Rating:
60 % of 100
Spot: Vollers Hamburg
Quantity Available: 53 GrainPro bags of 70kg
SKU
103257-1669

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Unit of Measure GrainPro bags of 70kg
Status Spot
Warehouse Vollers Hamburg
Bag Type Grain Pro
Crop 23/24
Acidity 4.000000
Flavor 4.000000
Batch 103257
Variety Caturra & Castillo
Region Huila, Pitalito
Process Washed
Grade Excelso EP
Sustainability Organic
Producer Various
SCA Score 84.250000
Body 3.000000

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.

One of the most renowned coffee-producing regions is Huila - and for good reason. Huila boasts a perfect blend of fertile soils, high altitude, and an ideal climate for cultivating specialty coffee. To the south, you can find the town and municipality of Pitalito, right over the Valley of the Rio Grande de la Magdalena. Farmers in the area are mostly smallholders who focus on producing high-quality coffee. In fact, coffees from this area have had many successful entries in Colombia’s Cup of Excellence over the years.

Farmers in the area typically grow two main varieties: Caturra and Castillo. During the harvest season, ripe coffee cherries are selectively picked, then de-pulped and fermented. Following fermentation, the beans are thoroughly washed with clean water to remove any remaining mucilage or debris and then dried until reaching the desired moisture level, around 12.5%.

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
AVERAGE FARM SIZE0.5 – 5.5 ha
YEARLY PRODUCTION (IN 60KG BAGS)14,100,000
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