Tasting Profile: Dried orange, berry, chocolate
Grower: Smallholder farmers from Medellin
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, & Typica
Region: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Altitude: 1300-1500 M
Soil Type: Volcanic Loam
Process: Fully washed and dried in solar dryers to protect the coffee from rain.
About the Coffee
Our El Tiple line of Colombia coffee is named for the Tiple, an instrument, used in traditional Colombian music. The tiple serves both as an accompanying instrument and for soloing. El Tiple is Genuine Origin’s way of making crowd-pleasing Colombia coffees more accessible to roasters. Through El Tiple we will explore Colombia’s distinctive micro-climates and flavor profiles. The El Tiple line of coffees are intended to be roastery workhorses: perfect as an accompanying coffee in blends or as a solo, single origin coffee. Huila El Tiple Excelso EP was sourced from small, family-owned farms throughout the Huila department.
Huila is currently the largest producer of coffee in Colombia. However, its development was unconventional and unlike other regions such as Antioquia, Santander or Cundinamarca. Abundant labor from Huila, traveled to traditional coffee producing provinces to work as pickers. When they returned to their homeland, they brought not only money, but also coffee beans and knowledge. The rest, as they say, is history.
With 16 coffee-producing regions along three mountain ranges and two harvests each year, Colombia is a fresh coffee powerhouse. The South American origin also has access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which is a unique blessing for shipping logistics.