Yet another great coffee from one of our favorite coffee growing regions of the world, Huila. This lively coffee's complex fruitness is balanced by a sweet candy-like sweetness.
Region: Salado Blanco, Huila
Variety: Caturra and Castillo
Altitude: 1200 - 2100m
Producer: Smallholder Farmers
Sweet Orange, Cherry Candy, Brown Sugar
The Regional Select program was created to highlight the unique profiles we have found that are inherent to various microclimates in many of the countries from which we source green coffee. Local variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other environmental influencers have much to do with the common characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences between a Colombian and a Kenyan. For our Regional Select offerings, we source based on cup quality and character, seeking a balance of “taste of place” with availability and price. These lots are built as blends from coffees that cup out between 84–87 on our 100-point cupping scale, and come with regional and often microregional traceability, but are not farm- or producer-specific. Huila’s profile is more toward toffee sweetness, lemon acidity, and smooth mouthfeel than the punchier fruit-forward lots of Cauca or Nariño. These coffees tend to be perfect “breakfast blend” types, versatile and interesting without being too challenging to the palate.
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