About Colombia Finca El Triunfo
Arrived November 2020, new crop, in grainpro lined bags to promote freshness and seal coffee from outside influences.
Finca El Triunfo is located in Palermo Huila, Colombia and run by Audon Solano. The farm sits at an elevation of approximately 1,800 meters and consists of 26 hectares in total. Of those 26 hectares, approximately 3 hectares are planted in coffee, with about 4,000 trees of Caturra and 10,000 trees of V. Colombia. This lot comprises both varieties, as they are intertwined within the lots. Part of what makes this coffee so great is Audon's fermentation recipe; 24/36 hours, meaning the coffee is first fermented in cherry for 24 hours and then de-pulped and dry fermented in the tank for an additional 36 hours. Upon washing, the coffee is laid out to dry in a greenhouse style structure, for approximately 12-18 days depending on the climate.
Producer: Audon Solano
In 2019 Audon joined an association of coffee producers located in Santa Maria, called Asociacion La Victoria. Santa Maria and Palermo are neighboring towns with the same caliber of growers. Asociacion La Victoria has over 30 producers as members and they are committed to improving the quality of coffee as well as the quality of the environment. The remoteness of Santa Maria and Palermo has left the growing region unchanged for many years and as a result preserved techniques and varietals. All farmers of Asociacion La Victoria grow strictly caturra, colombia or typica varietals. The region remains virtually uninfluenced by the Coffee Federation which dictates much of how coffee is grown in Colombia.
- Country: Colombia
- Farm: El Triunfo
- Producer: Audon Solano
- Region: Palermo
- Municipality: Huila
- Altitude: 1800 meters
- Varietal: Caturra, V. Colombia
- Process: Washed, sun dried
- Harvest Season: 2020 Harvest
Cup Characteristics: Aromas of dark chocolate, candy, tootsie roll, cola, and licorice. Flavors of dried fruits (figs, dates), and juicy citrus. Very sweet and clean.
Roasting Notes: Due to the high altitude that this coffee is grown at the beans are small and dense. To showcase the flavor profile we recommend pulling before second crack, but the bean is durable enough to withstand a darker roast if desired.
Colombia coffee facts:
Main crop seasons vary depending on location. For many the main crop is Sept - December. Some regions have a mid crop as well.
Population: 43.6 Million people
Domestic Consumption: 1.8 Million Bags of 70 Kg. (154 lb.)
Coffee Export: 12.5 Million Bags of 70 Kg. (154 lb.)
Cultivated Area: 1.1 Million Hectares (2.7 Million Acres)
Harvest: Main Crop: October to January (60%)
Fly Crop: April to June (40%)
Note: In Narino, due to its geography, Main and Fly crop seasons are reversed.
Arabica Introduced: From the Carribean through Venezuela
Supremo basis of a 17 screen size
Excelso basis of a 16/17 screen size
Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Maragogype, Variety Colombia (hybrid of Timor and Caturra)
Colombia is the second largest exporter of Arabica coffee in the world. All coffee grown is Arabica species, and mostly all is grown at high elevation and wet processed. Supremo is the country's highest grade though the highest elevation coffee can be smaller and thus not able to make the size grade although more concentrated. Colombia coffee has a well-earned reputation as having fine body, pleasant acidity and clean flavor. Each region brings a little something different to the final product.