Colombia Huila

  • Varieteit

    Caturra, Colombia

  • Hoogte

    1500 - 1700 meter

  • Zending

    oktober 2015 / #2

Het gaat beter met Colombia en het leuke is dat er allerlei goede initiatieven ontstaan om kleine boeren te ondersteunen. Relatief dicht bij het beruchte Cali is een project gestart waar kleine boeren 2 tot 10 zakken koffie kunnen aanleveren bij een koffiecollectief. De koffie van boeren met de hoogste kwaliteit wordt met elkaar vermengd en zo ontstaat deze dik tropisch fruitige koffie met een ondertoon van chocolade en karamel. Genieten!

"Regional Selects is a project created in Colombia to highlight the unique profiles we have found are inherent in specific microregions within Colombia. The regions we have been highlighting are Huila, Narino, Cauca and Tolima.

This particular coffee is from a neighborhood called San Marcos wich is in the mountains outside of Timana, a small town in Southern Huila. A few farmers in this area have contributed to this lot so the micro climate and terroir is very similar and unique. The state of Huila has been one of the consistent stars of Colombia with a number of COE winners and incredible small farmers throughout the region. Coffees from here when done right have tropical fruit, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, panella and bright acidity

Farmers in this region average about six acres of land. They pick, pulp, ferment and dry their coffee on raised beds with parabolic covers. They tend to work similar varietals, some old, some relatively old and some new but the style is pretty much the same.

We think that the terroir or soil, sun weather and placement on the planet contribute largely to the flavor of these coffees when picked ripe and handled properly. So these coffees are selected by cup and then blended together like a Rhone wine or a local honey that comes many fields in a 4 mile radius."