Colombia Huila – Yellow Colombia Single Variety

$4.22 / lb
$651.24 / bag

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35 Bag(s)

About This Coffee

About This Coffee

A variety named after one of the most reknowned origins in specialty coffee has a high-standard to live up to. This lot, composed of selected pickings of the yellow version of the Colombia variety, aptly reflects the classic Colombian coffee profile. Collected from 70 smallholder producers in the Huila department, it has been treated with appropriate care, having undergone a controlled double fermentation process, with an intial fermentation between 49 and 60 hours in cherry, before being washed and spending another 36 and 48 hours in tanks. The coffee is then sun-dried for 12 to 15 days.

Country of Origin Colombia
Region Huila
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Processing Description Double fermentation, sun-dried on patios
Growing Altitude 1700m – 2000m


Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 70 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Colombia
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History of Coffee in Zambia

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985.

Growing Coffee in Zambia

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl). Most coffee grows from 1300 – 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing. A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry.


Sample Roasting Guide

Consistency is key when sample roasting. Yet, your first crack won’t always happen at the same time, which makes it difficult to know when to end your roast. Use this guide to know when to discharge depending on how long it took you to reach first crack.