Colombia Huila El Retorno Natural – *51623* – 25636 – 70.0 kg GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

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Flavor Profile Strawberry, black licorice, cream, chocolate ganache

Please Note This coffee landed more than 8 months ago.

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About this coffee


Producers organized around El Retorno Project


1723-1800 masl


Castillo, Colombia


Volcanic loam


Villa Fatima, San Agustin, Huila, Colombia


Full natural and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain


October - December | June - August



Coffee Background

El Macizo Colombiano is the geographic breakpoint where the Andes mountain range splits into three distinct ranges and forms the water source for five of the most important rivers in Colombia. In English, Macizo means “solid’’ or “massive” and that is exactly what we have come to expect of Royal’s annual supply from the municipality San Agustin in the department of Huila. The town of San Agustin is quaint, and the surrounding countryside is lush green year-round. There is even a UNESCO world heritage site to mark the largest collection of pre-colombian megalithic sculptures in South America. This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile was sourced from small farms where each producer carefully harvested, sorted and floated cherries to remove damaged and less dense seeds, and then gently dried the cherries on raised beds. The harmony between these producers in post-harvest practices was impressively precise to achieve such a clean and consistent natural processed blend. An export company called Inconexus provides crucial cupping evaluations to ensure the resulting harmony and character, as well as logistical support for things like warehousing and milling the coffee before exporting to the international market, which means better income reaches farmers so they can reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.