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Andino

120 small-scale coffee growers from the town of Bruselas in Pitalito, Huila
HISTORY

The Macizo Colombiano is the area where the three ranges of the Colombian Andes come together to form one massive range. This convergence and the influence of rivers, the Amazon and the Pacific creates a unique environment creating micro-climates. These micro-climates are essential for creating the many different flavour profiles of the coffees in this region. Andino del Oriente Coffee comes from producers who farm in this dynamic zone.

Bruselas is a community in Huila located in this area. The steep ridges of the region produce vibrant and crisp acidity and a subtle complexity. Producers often plant avocados and other tropical fruits amongst their coffee trees. Caravela works closely with the small-scale coffee producers in Bruselas, under the name Andino guaranteeing a sustainable farming practices and consistent cup quality.

“Caramel flavours with notes of cherry, tropical fruits and red apple, floral complexity with pear-like malic acldity.”

Farm Varieties
Location
Country
Colombia
Municipality
Pitalito
Department
Huila
Elevation
1,500 – 1,950 MASL
Technical info
Harvest
Main harvest: October – December
Traviesa: April – June
Processing Method

Fully washed in micro-mills at each farm.

Shade

Plantain, guamos, cachafrutos and cachimbo trees.

Drying Method

Fully sun-dried in parabolic covered patios and African beds at each farm.