Colombia Finca Villa Betulia Honey
Colombia Finca Villa Betulia
Region: Acevedo, Huila
Altitude: 1550 meters
Variety: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo, Red Bourbon
Villa Betulia Micro-Lot Coffee
Coffee is what excites Luis Calderon most, which is why he is so dedicated to preserving his father’s legacy of quality coffee production. This tradition is now being passed to Luis’ son, Yeison, who is taking up the mantle of managing the estate alongside his father. Villa Betulia sits high in the mountains of Huila at 1550 masl. On the idyllic farm over 20 coffee varieties flourish, many of them highly sought-after, temperamental plants, like geisha and pink bourbon.
Quality and variety are strong themes at Villa Betulia, and this double-fermentation honey-processed coffee is an ode to both. First, ripe cherries were fermented in plastic bags for 24-48 hours, then depulped and fermented again for another 48 hours in closed plastic containers. After the double fermentation, the beans are mechanically dried with close attention paid to controlling Brix degrees, temperature, and pH.
The Huila region is always a favorite when it comes to Colombian raw coffee beans. In addition to high-quality – often award-winning – coffee, Huila is also celebrated for its distinct cup profiles that feature bright acidity, sweetness, and fragrant aroma. As Colombia's largest specialty coffee-producing department, Huila’s nutrient-rich volcanic soil bears highly anticipated coffee each year for the global market.
Colombia Unroasted Coffee Beans
Colombia boasts an extraordinary array of microclimates that all lend themselves to an incredible variety of high-quality coffees. The country traditionally produces washed green coffee, with individual farms conducting their own primary processes of pulping and drying coffee cherries at the farm level.