Colombian Organic has been grown and harvested in one of the best and most prolific arabica coffee growing nations in the world. Soil and altitude count for a lot in coffee, but they aren't everything. It’s the people of Colombia who have invested their time and effort over generations to refine and improve the cultivation and processing of coffee through stringent controls and testing.
Excelso is a grade of coffee. Grading is a process whereby dried, unroasted beans are filtered through a set of sieves which are called “screens”. Each screen has holes punched through the metal and it is the size of the hole which gives the grade.
Colombia’s 500,000+ coffee farmers take great pains in the care and cultivation of their crops, often working small lots of less than a hectare and producing volumes of around 50kg per farm. This lot is a collaboration between many of these smaller producers, and the blend of coffees has produced a classic Colombian flavour profile.
Once roasted, our Colombian Organic revealed a warm caramel and chocolate aroma, which deepened into sweet butterscotch and hazelnut flavours, before finishing with more chocolate and rich walnut. Superbly balanced in terms of body and acidity, the mouthfeel is syrupy and carries the flavours beautifully when served with milk, while being sweet and clean as a black coffee.
We think it’s best summed up by the literal meaning of “Excelso” when translated to English from the Spanish - sublime.
Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Tipica, Castillo
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1,000 – 1,800 masl
Cupping Score: 83
Aroma: Nutty chocolate
Flavour: Butterscotch, hazelnut, caramel
Acidity: Clean, sweet citrus
Body: Syrupy and full
Aftertaste: Chocolate and walnut
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