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Colombia Huila “Alto Vista” Supremo Washed

Origin Colombia /

Altitude 1350-1800 masl /

Crop Year 2018 /

Varietal Castillo & Caturra /

Product Code 5867

About Colombia Huila “Alto Vista” Supremo Washed

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producing nations in the world alongside Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia. Coffee was introduced to Colombia in the early 1800s and has traditionally been recognized for it’s high altitude and higher-quality Arabica coffees while boasting incredibly efficient supply lines. In recent years, the Colombian farmers with assistance from the Colombian Coffee Federation (FNC - Federación Nacional de cafeteros) have done a remarkable job in growing and promoting the export of genuine speciality coffee, producing impeccable quality.

Over the last few decades Colombia had a lot of issues with the Guerrilla movement FARC, which prohibited infrastructural and agricultural development in certain parts of Colombia. As a result, coffee production in Southern Colombia (Huila, Cauca & Narino) was slow and limited. In the recent years, the Colombian government has negotiated a truce with FACR and the Southern parts of Colombia have started to flourish. Although there still a long way to go regarding infrastructural development, Huila is now the largest coffee producing departments in the country. The name “Alto Vista” means high view is Spanish. Huila is the region with the highest coffee production in the country, so we thought the name was appropriate. This coffee comes from several farmer cooperatives in the Southern highlands of the Huila region. This group collects cherry from a few hundred farms, where the average size of a farm is around 3-4 hectares.

This coffee was processed using the traditional washed method. After the red ripe cherry is picked, it’s delivered to the wet mill and the cherry is sent to flotation tanks to separate any floaters (over-ripe & underdeveloped beans). Only prime red cherry is cleared for pulping. After pulping parchment is fermented for 24-48 hours (depending on the local weather conditions at the time). The clean washed parchment is subsequently sent for drying. Once the parchment coffee is at it’s optimal moisture level it is sent for processing at the dry mill and for export.

About Colombia

Colombia is one of the biggest coffee producing countries in the world, along with Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia. Coffee was introduced to Colombia in the early 1800s. The Colombian Coffee Federation has done a commendable job in promoting the specialty coffees of Colombia. Colombian coffee beans are rich in flavour, heavy bodied, has a bright acidity, and is intensely aromatic.

Colombia have wonderful climate which allows it to produce great coffee all year around. Due to volcanic mountains the climate in Colombia is stable.