Colombian Coffee - Caldas District

Colombian Coffee - Caldas District

Elevation: 1,500 to 1,600 meters

Varietals: Caturra,Castillo

Milling Process: Fully Washed

Drying Process: Mechanical Dryer

Harvest Start Month: June

Harvest End Month: August

Export Start Month: August

Export End Month: October

Considered to be in the heart of the "Coffee Triangle (or coffee axis)", Caldas is rich in coffee history. Colombia is a "World Heritage Site" when it comes to coffee. Eighteen urban settlements across six sites within the “coffee axis” and extending southwards into the Valle del Cauca department were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011 as the “Coffee Cultural Landscape”. These sites are representative of the entire coffee axis, preserving multiple different forms of traditional coffee growing, in addition to the culture of the region and the locations of several unique festivals.

Weather conditions (8 °C to 24 °C), geographical (Andean Rainforest) and the geological region, determine the production of high quality coffee, with relatively short harvest periods. Farmers in the area have developed techniques for growing, harvesting and processing of grain, and all done "grain by grain", and have retained this form of processing industry despite new techniques of mass agricultural industrialization.

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