As coffee roasters we are really pleased to have Colombia Antioquia in our selection. We are confident that from the very first sip you will give it thumbs up.
Whether you are an espresso, cafetiere or filter lover, Colombia Antioquia will win your heart with its versatility. The cup is smooth, creamy and well balanced. It offers a pleasing balance of acidity and sweetness, with notes of chocolate, roasted walnuts and cherry adding complexity.
Notes : Chocolate, walnut, citrus and cherries
Roast Level: Medium
Body: Full body
Milling Process: Washed
Origin: Antioquia/Medellin region, Colombia
Colombia is the second-largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffees. It is well known for the high quality of its coffee.
Medellín, the "City of Eternal Spring," is the second-largest city in Colombia and the capital of the department of Antioquia—the birthplace of coffee in Colombia and still its largest growing region. This region produces the majority of Colombian coffee that is categorised by bean size grade (e.g. Excelso). Coffees from Antioquia are known for their medium body and cup profiles that are typically not as fruity or winey as those from other regions. Rather, it produces a smooth, well-balanced cup that can be enjoyed any time of day.
"Excelso" is a grading term for exportable coffee from Colombia, not related to variety or cupping profile. EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.
Excelso coffee beans are large, but slightly smaller than Supremo coffee beans. Excelso beans are a screen size of 15-16, versus Supremo beans, which are sized on screen 17. Colombian coffee is graded before shipment according to bean size. Supremo and Excelso coffee beans can be harvested from the same tree, but they are sorted by size. Excelso accounts for the greatest volume of coffee exported from Colombia.
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