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Colombia Huila - La Quebradita Lot 2

Plum, black grape, blood orange, toffee
$4.46 / lb $688.28 / bag
Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609066-4
  • 40 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

As the Andes mountains begin to break apart in the Huila region of Colombia they form deep ravines and narrow mountain passes from which the little town of Quebraditas and the coffee farm La Quebradita both take they name. Juan Pablo Rojas grows coffee on rugged terrain that is more of a gorge than a valley, producing small washed and sun dried lots of Caturra and Colombia. 

Country of Origin Colombia
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10 8DEF
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Caturra, Colombia
Region Huila - Elias municipality
Farm Name La Quebradita - Juan Pablo Rojas
Growing Altitude 1800m

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. 

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 - Elias municipality
  • Farm Name La Quebradita - Juan Pablo Rojas
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Caturra, Colombia
  • Coffee Grade COL CA WA EXCO EP10 8DEF
  • Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Screen Size 90% over screen 15
  • Ctrm Region Huila
  • Country of Origin Colombia
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609066-4