Colombia Excelso Popayán

Colombia Excelso Popayán

Region: Popayán
Department: Cauca
Producer: Various smallholders
Screen size: 95% above screen 15 (EP5%)
Grade: Excelso
Varietal: Castillo and Colombia
Process: Fully washed and sun-dried
Altitude: Between 1200 to 1700 meters above sea level
Body: Medium
Acidity: Winey
Tasting Notes: Light candy and caramel
Packaging: 35kg bag with grain-pro liner

Colombia Excelso Popayán grows in the fertile soil of the Cauca region. The city of Popayán is located in the valley of Pubenza, and is one of the central coffee producing micro-regions within Cauca. High annual rain levels (2,200 mm/year) combined with volcanic soil makes it prime land for outstanding coffee. Coffee farms in the region are mostly of less than 5 hectares.

A cool mountainous climate prolongs the development of the Popayán’s coffee cherry, deepening the berry flavor absorbed by the coffee bean. This flavour is accentuated during the fermentation and the wet-processing stages.

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