Colombia

Bochica: Sucafina Originals

Bochica was the Muisca father of modern civilization. He brought morality and law to the people and taught them agriculture. Like its namesake, our Colombia Bochica blend will bring order to your life. The blend is carefully selected by our QC origin teams and is faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: think chocolate, medium acidity, creamy full body.

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Details

Coffee Grade:
EP or Supremo
Varietal:
Various
Processing:
Fully washed
Altitude:
1,300 to 1,700 meters above sea level
Owner:
Farmers working with Sucafina Colombia
Subregion/Town:
Various
Region:
Various
Farm Size:
1 to 4.5 hectares on average
Area Under Coffee:
1 to 4.5 hectares on average
Bag Size:
70kg GrainPro or 30kg Grainpro
Harvest Months:
Year-round, depending on the region

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About This Coffee

Bochica is part of our Sucafina Originals range, our line of consistent and affordable blends directly sourced from our vertically-integrated supply chain. 

According to indigenous Muisca mythology, Bochica was the father of modern civilization. Described as bearded man who brought morals and laws to the people, Bochica also taught indigenous Colombians agriculture, crafts and other trappings of civilization. 

Our focus on producer resilience and roaster success means that, like its namesake, our Colombia Bochica blend will bring order to your life. Our vertically integrated and whole-harvest sourcing makes our Bochica blend accessible and consistent.

In addition to being consistent, Bochica is selected by our experienced QC origin teams. Like its namesake, our Colombia Bochica blend will bring order to your life. The blend is carefully selected by our QC origin teams and is faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: think chocolate, medium acidity, creamy full body. With an assured 84+ cup score, we’d call it a steal, even though Bochica wouldn’t approve.

Harvest & Post-Harvest

Our Bochica is sourced from various small holder farmers from Colombia's various famous coffee growing regions. These farmers typically use the traditional Fully washed method of processing. Cherry is selectively handpicked and then pulped, usually on the farm itself. After pulping, coffee is fermented in tanks for 26-36 hours. Following fermentation, the coffee is fully washed in clean water and the parchment is laid on parabolic beds to sundry for up to 20 days. 

Our Bochica marries this year-round supply with a reliably smooth, chocolate laden Colombia profile.

Coffee in Colombia

Colombia has been producing and exporting coffee renowned for their full body, bright acidity and rich aftertaste, since the early 19th century.

Colombia boasts a wide range of climates and geographic conditions that, in turn, produce their own unique flavors in coffee. This also means that harvest times can vary quite a bit. In fact, between all its different regions, Colombia produces fresh crop nearly all year round.

The increasing focus on the specialty industry is changing the way traders and farmers do business. It is becoming more common for farmers to isolate the highest quality beans in their lots to market separately. These higher-quality lots are often sold under specific brands or stories.

Besides its wide variety of cup profiles, Colombia has quickly expanded its certification options over the past 10 years. The most common certifications available are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Organic.

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