Colombia Dulima EP10

Chocolate, red fruits and citrus with a heavy body.
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Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001715-1
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About This Coffee

Dulima was created in 2009 to capture the quintessential coffee profile of the central and south Huila region. Throughout the volcanoes and mountains of Huila outstanding coffees are grown. We carefully select lots through a rigorous sensory analysis at origin to guarantee profile consistency and quality from lot to lot. 

Dulima was inspired by indigenous groups from the southern region of Colombia, namely the The Pijaos people of the region around the Tolima volcano, natives long before the Spanish arrived, who called the volcano “Dulima,” meaning Snow Queen. 

Origin Colombia
Subregion Huila
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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 1,500 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.

History of Coffee in Colombia

As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century. It was likely a garden crop grown for local consumption and barter for decades. Unlike other coffee regions, we have the story of a priest named Francisco Romero, who could be called the father of commercial coffee cultivation in Colombia. The folkloric tale goes that in the early 1800’s, Father Francisco, hearing confessions in the north eastern town of Salazar de la Palmas, assigned planting coffee to his parishioners as penance for their sins. The Archbishop of Colombia heard about this and ordered all priests to adopt the practice. Commercial production of coffee expanded quickly, moving into regions where the growing conditions were ideal. 

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Huila
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
  • Min Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2000m
  • Origin Colombia
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  • CTRM Contract Number P8001715-1
  • Price Per Kg £7.95