COLOMBIA

Our Coffees

Name Origin Processing Certification
Excelso EP Colombia Washed None Select
Excelso Huila Colombia Washed None Select
Co2 Process Colombia Washed None Select
Excelso Fairtrade Colombia Washed Fairtrade Select
Sugar Cane Colombia Washed None Select

More about Colombia

The fictitious character of Juan Valdez, with his moustache, sombrero and coffee-bearing mule, has characterised Colombian coffee culture since 1958. Located in the Northwest of South America Colombia is bordered by Ecuador and Peru to the South, Brazil, Venezuela to the East and Northeast, and Panama to the Northwest. Colombia has over 1,800 miles of Pacific Ocean and Carribbean coastline.

Annual production: 13.5 million bags
Altitude range: 1000 - 2300 masl
No coffee farmers: 500,000
Harvest times: Fly Crop: March – June; Main Crop: Sep - Dec
Key growing regions: Cauca, Nariño, Tolima, Riseralda, Valle de Cauca, Huila, Quindio, Caldas, Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Boyacá, Santander
Typical varieties: Bourbon, Castillio, Colombia, Typica, Catimor, Maragogype
Grading system: Graded by screen size. Supremo (screen size 17) and Excelso (Screen Size 15)
Processing type: Washed, Honey and Natural

Production Information

Colombia’s unique topography alongside its rich tradition in smallholder coffee production creates huge diversity in cup profile and quality. Although the majority of Colombia’s half a million smallholder coffee farmers have just 1-2 hectares of land, it’s common for smallholders to process and dry their coffee using their own micro-mill (or "beneficio") and drying infrastructure.

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