Cattleya Excelso EP


Cattleya Excelso EP

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Cundinamarca, Boyaca

Farm / Cluster

Local Producers


1200-2000 masl




Colombia, Castillo, Caturra

Flavor Notes

Bright complex acidity, citrus, grapefruit, floral, roasted nut and cocoa, good body, clean finish

The story behind Cattleya Excelso EP

The cattleya orchid is Colombia's national flower. We chose the name to represent the complex floral characteristics we seek in this coffee. This specialty coffee offers fresh Colombian coffee year-round.

Cattleya is a regional blend made with coffees from the Tequendama province of the Cundinamarca department and the Lengupá province of the Boyacá department, both located on the Eastern Andes mountain range, forming the Cundiboyacense plateau. Prior to the Spanish conquest, the indigenous Muisca tribe lived in the region, which now contains many preceramic and ceramic archaeological sites.

This Cundiboyacense region is mountainous, with altitudes ranging between 1100 and 4000 masl. It has many rivers and lakes and contains a unique Andean ecosystem: páramos (moorlands). 60% of all páramos in the world are situated in Colombia. Thanks to this, complex microclimates are created, resulting in high-quality agricultural products, especially coffee.

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Our coffee is grown between 1,200 and 2,000 meters above sea level, with coffee varieties of Colombia, Castillo, and Caturra. The average farmer in Colombia has less than one hectare of land, so this coffee comprises of100'ss of farmers in the region who pool their coffee and process it in area coffee mills. The coffee is de-pulped, washed, and soaked overnight and dried in full sun on patios or mechanical dryers, depending on availability and climate.

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