Huila, Colombia is one of those magical spots on Earth that seems to be just perfect for growing coffee. It’s located in the Magdalena valley, flanked by the Central and Eastern Andes, where farm altitudes soar up to 2000 meters and the climate is cool, misty perfection. Colombia’s highest-producing region, Huila is also special for its small farms: the average farm size is just under 4 acres(!), meaning each grower can spend extra attention on every little bean. It’s quality, not quantity, for small-lot Huila, and it shows. Coffees from this region are regularly seen in the Colombian Cup of Excellence, showcasing gorgeous complexity, bright acidity, a big body, and layers of fruit and florals.
Bright, sweet, and syrupy, this light roast is a tropical fruit salad of wild blackberry, fresh peaches, and ripe, sunny guava. The body is big and lush, with light, floral aromatics and a long, easy finish. "Huila" just can't get enough.
This bright cup comes from the farm Pensilvania in the municipality of Palermo, Huila. Our coffee buyers spent a week with them this past August, traveling through Narinõ and Armenia to cup and visit partner farms. We are proud to present this coffee, it is clean and sugary like sweet tea, with notes of guava, stonefruit and blackberry.