Colombia Excelso Huila des Gigante is sourced from over 2,000 coffee growers producing mainly Caturra, Colombia and Tipica varieties and grown at an altitude ranging from 1,300-1,600 meters. Gigante is known as one of the strongest coffee and cocoa production sites of the Department of Huila, located in the central-eastern part of the Huila territory, close to the delta of the Magdalena River, between Cerro Matambo and the Eastern Cordillera.
Creamy, clean and sweet with a round body and orange flavors
Colombian coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. Many people will refer to the closest city where the mill is located. "Excelso" is a grading term for exportable coffee from Colombia, not related to variety or cupping profile. Excelso coffee beans are large, but slightly smaller than Supremo coffee beans. Excelso coffee beans are a screen size of 15-16, versus Supremo beans which are sized on screen 17. 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 it's size. The greatest volume of exported coffee is Excelso. These beans include good-to-large flat beans and some peaberries.
The Excelso beans are from a variety of regions including;
Antioquia - Medellin (18% of total production)
Tolima - Ibague
Caldas - Manizales (29% of total production)
Valle del Cauca - Cali (13% of total production)
Huila - Neiva (5% of total production)
Cauca - Popayan (4% of total production)
Santander – Bucaramanga