Two Sparrows Roasting Co.
Colombia Huila - Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Nutty
COUNTRY: Colombia - Excelso EP
ARABICA VARIETY: Caturra, Typica
PROCESS: Washed, Sun-Dried
ELEVATION: 1520-1650 meters
CUPPING: Caramel | Dark Chocolate | Nutty
Colombia has perfected the Excelso, drawing out the sweet spot of floral and chocolate. The rich, creamy body and slight whiff of strawberry make for a perfect pick-me-up.
Excelso is a coffee grading term in Colombia. Excelso coffee beans are large, but slightly smaller than Supremo coffee beans. Excelso coffee beans are a screen size of 15-16. Colombian coffee is graded before shipment according to bean size. It is possible that Supremo and Excelso coffee beans are harvested from the same tree, but they are sorted by its size. The greatest volume of exported coffee is Excelso. These beans include good-to-large flat beans and some peaberries.
Colombia only produces washed Arabica coffee. There are three primary varieties grown in Colombia and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. There are many coffee producing regions in the country. Colombia is proficient in producing an abundance of truly delicious and sought after coffee.
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. They are well known for their high quality coffee and about half of their exports come to the United States. Colombia exports approximately 12.5 million bags and internal consumption is about 2 million bags annually.