We are huge fans of Colombian Coffee here at Soma and this example proves exactly why! You can expect a perfectly balanced cup of Body, Aroma & Acidity from this washed process mixed varietal Colombian. With sweet notes of Honey & Vanilla, a Creamy Buttery Biscuit Body all topped with a delicate Tangerine Citrus Acidity on the finish.
Coffee was first brought to Colombia in the early 1700’s by Jesuit priests who arrived with Spanish settlers. The first crops were harvested in the Northeast part of the country, but coffee was quickly adopted across the nation by small, family farms as a local cash crop.
The first commercial export of coffee didn’t occur until the first decade of the 1800’s. That first shipment of a humble 100 bags of green coffee (around 60kg each) was the first of what would become a major industry. As coffee consumption grew rapidly in The United States, Germany, and France in the mid-1800’s, so did Colombia’s coffee production.
The growing industry hit a brief decline in the late 1800’s as a civil war broke out in the country, called The Thousand Days War. The fighting, along with a lull in international coffee prices, forced many plantation owners to split up farmland among workers, giving locals ownership and autonomy over their own farms.
In the early 1900’s, the now peaceful Colombia created a logistics system that enabled rural, small-estate farmers to export their coffee more efficiently. This spurred a new age of growth and gave those newer farmers a way to keep producing.
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- Origin - Huila, Colombia
- Producer - Javier Becerra
- Varietal - Caturra, Castillo & Colombia
- Altitude - 1700 masl
- Process - Washed
- Notes - Tangerine, Honey & Vanilla Butter Biscuit
- Cupping Score - 85