Origin: Colombian Excelso EP Santa Barbara Estate
Farm Location: Antioquia, Colombia
Altitude: 4,593 – 6,561 Feet
Varietal: Colombia and Caturra
Drying: Silo drying
Harvest: October – May Export November – June
The Colombia Origin coffee comes from the world’s best-known producer of coffee, ranking second worldwide in yearly production. Colombia takes this position seriously and works very hard to maintain a high standard of excellence.
Colombia coffee was introduced in the early 1800’s and is known for its bright acidity, heavy body and intense aroma. The coffee is grown in an extremely rugged landscape, providing the perfect natural environment for growing coffee. This makes the production extremely difficult and the coffee must be transported by mule or jeep through the rugged terrain. The care and attention results in consistently good, mild coffees with a well-balanced acidity.
Don Pedro Echavarria established the Santa Barbara Estate almost three decades ago with the vision of producing a superior quality Colombian Coffee. This vision is proudly shared by all in the Santa Barbara Estate family. This Estate is one of the few completely integrated coffee farms in Colombia, which ensures traceability and close quality control from seed to cup. A combination of factors such as climate, altitude, constant care, renovation of trees, and good volcanic soil provide the basis for excellent coffee production. Education and incentive programs encourage the workers to focus on quality rather than quantity. The highly technological wet and dry mill processing, coupled with attention to detail and daily cupping, enables the Santa Barbara Estate to deliver an exceptional and consistent high-quality Colombian coffee.