flavor profile: sweet & smooth; medium roast
(Written by our friends at Royal Coffee)
Coffee cultivation from small family owned farms is the backbone of production in Colombia. This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from 15 producers with small farms in the municipality of Guadalupe within the department of Huila. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, fermented between 17 and 20 hours, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. While individual producers have designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit their needs, they banded together for crucial logistical demands for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.
WE TASTE: cherry pie, sarsaparilla, nougat
OUR FAVORITE BREWING METHODOLOGY: Batch Brew, Aeropress
VARIETIES: Castillo, Caturra, and Colombia
GROWING ELEVATION: 1,600-1,850 MASL (meters above sea level)
MILLING PROCESS: washed, sun dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from rain
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At Succulent Coffee Roasters, we value our partners and seek out any opportunity to highlight their stories. “Guadalupe” is part of our Transparent Trade Collection and as such, the featured photos give you a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind the delicious coffee.
One of the coffee producers from the community of Guadalupe picking the ripe red cherries from the coffee tree.
Fifteen coffee growers in the municipality of Guadalupe have joined forces with dry miller Terra Coffee SAS to pool their small individual lots into a larger community lot. This gives them greater leverage when negotiating prices with buyers.
In the rural coffee growing region of Huila, Colombia, a typical mode of transportation to the nearest town is hitching a ride in the back of a pickup truck.