COLOMBIA - HUILA - PITALITO - SCA GRADE 1 -LIMON
Producers: Several Small Producers
Varietal: Caturra Altitude: 1400 - 1800m
Process: Fully Washed Grade: SCA GRADE 1 Harvest: September to December Packaging: Grane Pro and Jute Bags
Conditioning Info: Label
Over the last few years, the regions of Huila and Tolima, located near the Valle del Cauca region, have produced some of the biggest surprises in terms of quality. This can easily be seen at both national and international coffee competitions.
Huila is today the most productive growing region in the country. The area is well known for the quality and advantageous size of the beans it produces, with 30% of coffees graded as ?Supremos? (compared to 12% in Armenia/Pereira).
One of the best known areas of Huila is the town of Pitalito. Coffee plantations are located at between 1300m and 1700m above sea level. In addition to the highly distinct quality of its coffee, which differs greatly from other regions, one of its main assets is that it has a high concentration in Caturra variety compared to the inferior quality rust-resistant "Colombia y Castillo" variety.
For this reason, Pitalito stands out from other coffee growing regions in Colombia, where rust-resistant varieties are found more often.
In Pitalito, most producers are small-holders working farms of between 1 and 5 ha, producing between just 10 and 50 bags for export. The Exporter buys the cherries and the mill is done by our exporter on his mill.
The sector is fully aware of the quality of the region's coffees, promoting the fully washed process, and training producers to improve quality and strive to achieve consistent quality.
CUPPING PROFILE / EVALUATION
Aromatic Repertoir: Fruity and Sweet
Flavour: Grapefruit and Strawberry Undergrowth
Tasting Note: A gourmet nose with fruity and citrus notes, which are confirmed on the palate, with a thick and silky body. Long lasting aromas accompanied by a dash of woodiness.