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Origin Information

Grower
14 producers organized by Terra Coffee SAS
Variety
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, and Typica
Region
Huila, Colombia
Harvest
October-January | June - August
Altitude
1700 – 1800 masl
Soil
Clay loam
Process
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Certifications

Background Details

Ever stop to think about all the variables that factor into creating a distinct, complex, clean and consistent regional blend? Here is one you will want to dissect. With one-part terior (from the coveted department of Huila), one-part processing innovation (prolonged fermentation), and one part small farm collaboration (the backbone of Colombian production), the result boggles the mind. This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile and unique processing character was produced from the efforts of 14 producers committed to following a specific processing protocol (prolonged fermented) to draw-out a pronounced fruit forward profile. Using their own micro-mill, each producer carefully harvested cherries, depulped and then fermented in tanks for 50 hours. After this prolonged process of fermenting, the coffee was washed and then gently dried on raised beds. The harmony between these producers in post-harvest practices was impressively precise to achieve such a clean and consistent blend. An export company called Mastercol 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 export to the international market, which means better income reaches farmers so they can reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.