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Colombia Dulima

Chocolate, red fruits, citrus, heavy body
$4.33 / lb $668.21 / bag
Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P608658-4
  • 189 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Colombia Dulima is a green coffee created by Olam in 2009 to honor indigenous history from Huila, Colombia. In order to ensure profile consistency and coffee quality, there is a very strict sensory analysis in place. The coffee comes from various smallholders in Central and Southern Huila, Colombia - from farm sizes ranging up to 1.3 hectares. Varietals include Colombia, Caturra and Castillo.

Delivering a delicious cup of Colombian Coffee takes a lot of effort from our farmers, and the families producing this coffee. Huila Coffee represents 18% of Colombian production and it’s always highly demanded and preferred by customers for their fine blends or as single origin for its incomparable balance of acidity and sweetness.

Country of Origin Colombia
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Region Huila
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude >1500m
Climate Subtropical highland
Soil Volcanic

History of Colombian Coffee 

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. 

Growing Coffee in Colombia 

Even though it’s been 4,000 years, the soil resulting from the last major eruption of Tolima is still considered “young soil,” filled with nutrients that are no longer found at the same levels in old soil. There is a long list of elements on offer in volcanic soil that are fading or absent in other soils, such as high levels of potassium and nitrogen. Also present is something called “Boron,” which arrived from outer space a long time ago, and is important to cell walls, the creation of enzymes, and the production of flowers and fruit, meaning Boron contributes to yield. Beyond the nutrients, the structure of volcanic soil is also beneficial to coffee growing. It can soak up and hold moisture while, at the same time, facilitate good drainage so water doesn’t pool, which is not good for coffee plant roots. Coffee plants like to take a drink, then take a break. Also, volcanic soils are usually found on an incline, which also helps with drainage. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Huila
  • Farm Name Various smallholders
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10
  • Growing Altitude >1500m
  • Screen Size 90% over screen 15
  • Country of Origin Colombia
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Climate Subtropical highland
  • Soil Volcanic
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P608658-4

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