Colombia is known for its centrally managed and quality-controlled coffees, but micro-regional coffees, which has high quality and small quantities, appear even more often. The coffee in our offer is one such micro-regional coffee - a lot that consisted of only 70 bags in Europe - which comes from the best coffee production area in Colombia, a province of Huila, 2000 m high in some places.
In southern Huila, about 40 minutes southeast of the town of Pitalito, producers in the municipality of Palestina formed an association that, in honor of the mountain range and river, they named Macizo del Guarapas. Today, the association consists of 92 farms that are generally between 3 and 5 hectares. Crop density is low in the area, and most farms have fewer than 4,000 trees per hectare. The farms range in altitude from 1,600 to 1,900 meters above sea level and mostly grow Caturra and Colombia, though several grow higher-end varietals including Geisha, Pink Bourbon and Tabi. All of them have extensive shade from local trees like walnut and guayacan.
In Colombia, they use their own size category system, within which Excelso denotes a coffee of screen 15 to 16, which is slightly smaller than the largest Supremo, which denotes coffee beans of screen 17 and above.