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Colombia Excelso Huila E.P.


Starting at $5.75 / lb
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Huila is also an Excelso coffee bean with a screen size of 15-16. This coffee bean is a classic Colombian; classic, but slightly lighter bodied when compared to the Bucaramanga (heavier) and the Popayan (heaviest). Look for chocolate flowers dancing on your taste buds - now isn't that a pretty picture?

This variety has been described as "a Kenyan that moved to Colombia," having great balance, and yet is rich, nutty and sweet; the longer it sat in the cup the sweeter it got. Milder and lighter than the other Colombians, it is a nice cup of coffee for watching the sun go down, or with a fine, light dessert after dinner. This coffee has matured since the last cupping, several years ago. The floral notes are more pronounced and the sweetness has mellowed. There is an "oak aged" quality comparable to the balance found in whiskeys and wines with that label. Enjoy.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryColombia
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,520-1,650
  • Brightness:2
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:3
  • Balance:4
  • Sweetness:2
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:medium bean
  • Winey:heavy bean
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionHuila
  • VarietyCaturra, Typica
  • HarvestOctober-February
  • DryingSun dried

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by on January 1, 2010

When I read the description "a Kenyan that moved to Columbia" I was doubtful....but when I tasted these beans, that is exactly the description that came to mind! Muted chocolate notes followed by Earl Grey/jasmine notes. The more the coffee cools, the more it resembles a Kenyan ex-pat living in Columbia. A great marriage of two of my favorite regions! A really tasty and unique coffee.

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