Colombia Excelso Popayan EP
Cupping Notes: Bursting aroma, slight orange citrus in the cup, medium acidity.
Background: Our Colombia Excelso Popayan is produced by a collective of small growers located immediately outside the Cauca Department’s capital city of Popayán. The city itself rests at an elevation of roughly 5,700 ft, where its mild tropical climate provides just the right amount of heat, humidity and rainfall to make it a perfect location for cultivating coffee, sugarcane and a number of other cash crops. These conditions combined with a wide availability of volcanic soil enable coffee farmers to produce year round, delivering a main crop and a mitaca or a mid-season second crop. Like many high grade Colombian specialty coffees, the Colombia Excelso Popayan brews up nicely with a fantastic aroma; in the cup it has a slight hint of orange-citrus and medium acidity.
Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra
Altitude: 5,700 ft (1700m)
Coffee Grading: Excelso EP
Harvest: Oct – Dec (main), April – June (mid-crop)