Country: Tolima, Colombia
Name: Colombian Dulima
Farm: Neiva Mill
Region: Central Huila
Altitude: 1,600 - 1,900 meters asl
Your December Coffee is Colombian Select Dulima
Colombia Dulima is an Excels EP grade coffee sourced from high altitudes in the Colima and Hula growing regions. As an excellent single origin, this washed coffee is smooth and clean, with a pointed acidity and good body.
The area around the volcano Colima is not rich in volcanic soils, it is a “neotropical high mountain biome” known for dramatic fluctuations in temperature. The are around Tolima is the largest paramo on earth. Paramo are known for dramatic fluctuations in temperature, from below freezing at night to nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, described as summer every day and winter every night. These fluctuations-at lower altitudes where they are no so dramatic-are great for growing coffee. Despite these conditions, people have lived on the paramo for thousand of years. The Pijaos people were native to the region now known as Tolima long before the Spanish arrived. They fought hard agains the invaders and when they finally retreated they moved into the highlands around Nevada del Colima, the volcano they called Dulima, meaning Snow Queen, and a name that also serves synonymously as identification of their homeland. Dulima is named for the spirit of the Pijaos people and their Snow Queen who, unbeknownst to them, created a superior environment for growing coffee.
Variety: Caturra, Castillo