Region : Huila Altitude : 1,400–2,000 masl Process : Mixed Variety : Washed Grade : Excelso Q Score : 83.5 Sweet, coating mouthfeel, structured cup. Excellent soft acidity. Tangerine, red berries and brown sugar.
Huila is a beautiful mountainous department situated in the south-west of the country, south of Tolima. The landscape is very diverse- you will encounter windy valleys, lush rainforest and snow peaks all within the same region. Huila is the largest coffee producer in Colombia and is famous around the world for producing high-quality green coffee- it 2013 it was awarded a Denomination of Origin recognizing its unique characteristics.
This lot has been carefully assembled by our Colombian sister company SKN at their San Jose mill in Neiva to ensure green coffee quality and flavor consistency every year.
“Excelso” is a grading term for exportable coffee from Colombia, not related to variety or cupping profile.
Colombian coffee is graded according to bean size: Supremo and Excelso beans are harvested from the same coffee trees, but they are sorted by size. Excelso coffee beans are large, but slightly smaller than Supremo coffee beans with a 15/16 screen size compared to 17/18 for Supremo.
Excelso accounts for the greatest volume of coffee exported from Colombia.
A beautiful Huila profile: this coffee makes a very sweet and balanced caramel-driven espresso with a soft but complex acidity that will bring a combination of citrus and ripe red berries to your blend.