Colombia is the second-largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed Arabica. The country is known for the high quality of its coffees, and it exports approximately 12.5 million bags annually—about half of which goes to the United States. Internal consumption is about 2 million bags annually.
InterAmerican buys both Excelso beans (which are large), and Supremo beans (which are even larger). Excelso beans are a screen size of 15-16 and constitute the majority of Colombia's exports. It is possible for Supremo and Excelso coffee beans to be harvested from the same tree, as they're sorted by size after processing.
Medellín, the "City of Eternal Spring," is the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia—the birthplace of coffee in Colombia and still its largest growing region. Coffees from Antioquia are known for their medium body and cup profiles that are typically not as fruity or winey as those from other regions. Rather, it produces a smooth, well-balanced cup that can be enjoyed any time of day.
The specification EP (European Preparation) denotes that the beans were hand sorted to remove any defects or foreign materials.
Cupping notes: Milk chocolate, walnut and cocoa notes; bright, citric acidity; balanced, medium body.