Fair Trade Organic Colombian Medellin Excelso
16 ounce Quantity
Cup Characteristics: This Fair Trade Organic Colombia Medellin Excelso Arabica coffee is a wonderful go-to cup of coffee. This coffee offers a rich, nutty flavor with slight hints of fruit and cocoa.The Excelso is silky, medium, bright acidity, well balanced, excellent flavor and the type of coffee you can enjoy at any time of the day.
Located at the foot of the Andes, where the weather is temperate and moist, lies Medellin Colombia. This is known as being one of the finest of all coffees with a wonderfully smooth body.
Fair Trade Global Certification that uses traceability to get farmers higher wages, allowing them to increase standard of living and invest in quality. These premiums are then used by the cooperative of farmers as needed for equipment, tools, and other basic necessities that are needed on a daily basis. This program also puts farmers in direct contact with importers, which creates long-term sustainability.
Colombia was introduced to coffee in 1808, by a clergyman who originated from the French Antilles, and Venezuela. Today, this great country is the third biggest producer in the world with an annual production of 12 million 132-pound bags. You can see how important coffee is to the nation’s economy as all imported cars have to get sprayed so they do not inadvertently introduce any new potential crop diseases that may affect their coffee production. Colombia is also the largest exporter of washed Arabica beans. The climate in Colombia is ideal for growing coffee without any risk of frost, which may harm the crops. Coffee is either graded as Supremo or Excelso; the difference between the two being that the Supremo is a larger bean. Size of the beans do play an important role in the flavor profile of the Colombia's.