ABOUT THIS COFFEE
This coffee was produced by small landholders of the central and south Huila region in Colombia with farms averaging just 1.3 hectares. Around its mountains, outstanding coffees are grown, which are carefully selected through a rigorous sensory analysis to guarantee the profile consistency and quality. Dulima was inspired by indigenous groups from the southern region of Colombia, representing the ancient culture of its dedicated farmers.
Delivering a delicious cup of Colombian Coffee to millions of consumers in the world is not easy. There is great effort required from a coffee tree to a cup and the dedication of thousands of families producing coffee in Huila region, whose average size of coffee plots is inferior to two hectares. Huila Coffee represents 18% of Colombian production and it’s always highly demanded and preferred by customers for their fine blends or as single origin for its incomparable balance of acidity and sweetness.
The Huila region is well known for its coffee quality, but also for being the first historical department in Colombia to begin coffee production. Farmers in Huila are very quality-conscious. Their crops receive a lot of care and attention and they tend to be the most pioneering when it comes to embracing new processing and farming methods. The most relevant municipalities for coffee in Huila are: Pitalito, Garzón, Gigante, San Agustín, La Plata, Paicol, Acevedo, among others. Huila coffee represents 18% of Colombian production. It is always in high demand and is often preferred
as a single origin offering for its balance of acidity and sweetness. The Huilan landscape is dominated by volcanos and mountains, providing a rich terroir of high altitude and fertile soils and offering a wide range of ecosystems where coffee can be grown. There are producing farms ranging from 1500 m.a.s.l. up to 2.300 m.a.s.l., conferring great attributes to the cup profile such as bright acidity and characteristic sweet notes.
Swiss Water® Process coffee is curated from lots that our importer has selected based on cup profile, physical preparation, and potential to express excellently once decaffeinated. During the Swiss Water process, the green coffee is hydrated to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The hydrated green coffee is then introduced to Green Coffee Extract (GCE), a unique solution of concentrated coffee solubles that allows the caffeine to leave the green coffee via osmosis while minimizing the loss of desired flavor compounds. Once the caffeine has been removed the green coffee is re-dried and re-bagged for transport, and the GCE is filtered of its caffeine through proprietary carbon filters and recycled to be used again.
Region: Huila, Colombia
Region: 1500 – 2500 MASL & 1200 – 1500 MASL
Harvest: October – February
Various smallholders from Central and South Huila
Fully washed | Swiss Water® Decaffeinated
FLAVOR Chocolate, red currant, citrus
Medium – Full City