The Andes Mountains run through through the department of Huila, Colombia, which is also home to the Nevado del Huila volcano. The area's resulting mineral-rich soil and microclimates contribute to a celebrated cup profile that's typically juicy, fruity and complex, with a rich, full body.
Supremo refers to the largest size of beans from Colombia — a screen size of 17 or 18, which is slightly larger than the Excelso distinction.
Our RFA Huila comes from a group of small Rainforest Alliance–certified farms — most of which are about 2 hectares in size — located in the department of Huila.
Several purchasing agencies around the area meticulously control each purchase to guarantee traceability and quality. These small farms are planted in mostly Caturra, and processing is of the traditional method. Producers all use manual, hand-cranked depulping machines to remove the cherry from the beans. And they use raised beds for drying the coffee, which creates ideal air circulation and even drying.
In short, these producers oversee the transformation of their coffee cherry to dried parchment, which is a real benefit, allowing the farmer to determine how their coffee is handled, sorted and prepped every step of the way. Their efforts have been rewarded with a Rainforest Alliance Certification, one of the most demanding sustainability seals. The positive impact to the preservation of this regions’ biodiversity is substantial. They work closely with neighboring plantations to raise the awareness of the importance of Organic and Rainforest certifications, which impacts both the workers and the land.
Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.