Colombia Huila Santa Maria, one of Colombia's southernmost coffee-producing departments close to the Nevado del Huila volcano. Huila received an official "Denomination of Origin" status (similar to status of Champagne in France) in 2013, due to its unique, location-specific and high quality coffee characteristics. Coffees from Huila tend to be highly prized by specialty roasters and baristas around the world for their balance of pleasant acidity, sweetness and aromatics.
ELEVATION: 1500 Meters
PROCESS: Fully washed
DRYING METHOD: Mechanical
VARIETALS: Caturra and Castillo
Since 2013 the women of Nyampinga have received training in agronomy and quality control. Nyampinga coffees are among the highest quality coffees available in all of Rwanda. The coop operates its own washing station, which processes coffee from multiple local producers. At the washing station the coffee is depulped, fermented, washed, with drying taking place on raised African beds, to ensure consistency and evenness. The members of the cooperative and coffee washing station diligently hand sort the coffee at each step, ensuring a consistently high quality product standard.