New Single Origin – Colombia Huila

August 29, 2016 | Blog | 0 comments | Author:

Origin                                   :  Colombia
Region                                  :   Huila
Varietal                               :  Caturra (60%), Typica (23%) and Castillo (17%)
Altitude                                :  1400-1800m
Soil                                        :  Rich Volcanic
Screen Size                         :  Supremo 17/18
Processing Method         :  Coffee is wet processed then sundried.
Harvest                              :  main harvest 2015/16 (Oct. – > Dec.)
Cup Profile                        :  Dark currant fruit on the dry aroma together with malt choc. elements.  Medium body, firm acidity, toffee, malt, praline finish.
Cup Score                          :  80 points

The Huila region is home to some of Colombia’s top coffee and is located in the south of the country, where the three cordilleras or mountain range merge. Huila is surrounded by Tolima, Cauca and Narino with together comprise the Southern growing region. Crops are harvested from April to June and from October to December. Coffee is grown under old, huge cotton-silk shade trees called Ceibas. Farm elevations are generally 1400 to 1800m. Ripe cherries are hand-picked, mostly by women from the region, then wet processed using traditional fermentation, washing with pure mountain water using a series of canals, and sun-drying on patios. Huila is located in south-western Colombian, has an area of 19,890 square kilometers with a population of 982.900 inhabitants.