The Story Behind the Coffee
El Nevado del Huila is as majestic a coffee as the towering volcano it is named after—reaching an astounding height near 18,000 feet! Sourced from Huila, primarily the towns of Santa Maria and Pitalito where our exporting partner has buying stations located, this coffee will take you to new heights! El Nevado del Huila delivers a clean, sweet, and approachable cup of coffee with notes of panela, tangerine and almond.
Many small lots make up this coffee and each one undergoes a meticulous selection process to ensure the target is met. Producers present a sample at the buying station where it is first cupped. If approved, the lot continues to the dry mill warehouse where it endures another round of cupping. At the warehouse, samples are meticulously picked from each sack to be sampled, this is to ensure consistency and quality throughout the entire lot. The parchment coffee remains in GainPro bags to maintain quality and reduce loss until it is time for milling and export.
Creating quality regional blends like this goes a long way in supporting the farmers, this approach goes beyond simply cherry-picking the farmers best lots, it finds a home for the mid-tier coffees that are good quality but not 86+ points. Harvests can vary in quality year to year, so it's important for farmers to have good homes for these lots. Taking the extra few steps to select and separate out these coffees, while rejecting anything that doesn’t meet the cuts, creates more value and a better product.
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