The Andes Mountains run through through the department of Huila, Colombia, which is also home to the Nevado del Huila volcano. The area's resulting mineral-rich soil and microclimates contribute to a celebrated cup profile that's typically juicy, fruity and complex, with a rich, full body.
Supremo refers to the largest size of beans from Colombia — a screen size of 17 or 18, which is slightly larger than the Excelso distinction.
We offer Colombia Supremo Huila as both conventional and Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified.
Rainforest Alliance Certified
Our RFA Huila comes from a group of small Rainforest Alliance–certified farms — most of which are about 2 hectares in size — located in the department of Huila.
Several purchasing agencies around the area meticulously control each purchase to guarantee traceability and quality. These small farms are planted in mostly Caturra, and processing is of the traditional method. Producers all use manual, hand-cranked depulping machines to remove the cherry from the beans. And they use raised beds for drying the coffee, which creates ideal air circulation and even drying.
In short, these producers oversee the transformation of their coffee cherry to dried parchment, which is a real benefit, allowing the farmer to determine how their coffee is handled, sorted and prepped every step of the way. Their efforts have been rewarded with a Rainforest Alliance Certification, one of the most demanding sustainability seals. The positive impact to the preservation of this regions’ biodiversity is substantial. They work closely with neighboring plantations to raise the awareness of the importance of Organic and Rainforest certifications, which impacts both the workers and the land.
This coffee has a well-balanced acidity and a delicate body. It starts off sweet and with slight notes of tart fruit and finishes with a bittersweet, dark-cocoa note.