Colsuaves – Huila
Colombia, South America
Huila is the largest coffee producing region in Colombia and offers some of its best coffees.
Most of these coffees comes from small farms of less than 5 hectares scattered across its mountains. Much of the landscape in Huila is dominated by the snowcapped Nevado del Huila volcano, which at close to 7,000 meters in elevation is Colombia’s second highest peak.
Huila’s location, altitude, rich volcanic soils and a year-round average temperature of 65° F make it an ideal place for growing coffees with excellent attributes.
Since most of the coffee in Huila, and in Colombia for that matter, is produced in small farms, Colsuaves sources most of its coffee from mills and producer groups in the region. These coffees are usually pulped, washed and sun dried in the farms before being pooled together into larger lots.
Colsuaves’ Huila beans are carefully sourced,sorted and milled to guarantee our customers theclean, balanced, fruit-driven and sweet coffees Huila is known for.
The coffee crop: Most of the coffee in the region is produced during two main harvests. The mainharvest goes November to January, and the mitaca (fly-crop) going from April to June. In betweencrops, coffee is also picked but in smaller volumes.
Altitude: Colsuaves’ Huila coffee grows in the highlands of this region at altitudes ranging between1,500 and 1,700 meters above sea level.
Climate: The climate in Huila is cool and temperate. About 799 mm of precipitation falls annually.Average annual temperature is 18.3 °C (65° F) in the region and daytime and nighttime are split evenlyat around 12 hours a day.