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. Every bag of Bochica purchased supports Sucafina’s sustainability projects in partner communities. The blend is carefully sourced from fully traceable cooperatives, associations and direct partners and is faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: think chocolate, medium acidity, creamy full body.

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Coffee Grade:
FW 15+
Farm/Coop/Station:
Various fully traceable cooperatives, associations and direct partners within the Sucafina supply chain
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:
Mainly Huila, Tolima, Caldas, Risaralda, Antioquia
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. 

Every bag of Bochica purchased contributes to Sucafina’s sustainability projects in partner communities. These include rural school improvements, post-harvest training for specialty production, clean water access for communities and agroforestry improvements for farms in our supply chain. Roasters are also invited to contribute an additional premium to develop community projects and support the producers in their supply chain.

Sustainability projects are just one of the many benefits of Bochica. 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.

Our Bochica blend is carefully sourced from our origin partners by our QC origin teams and is faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: think chocolate, medium acidity, and a creamy, full body. With an assured 84+ cup score, we’d call it a steal, even though Bochica wouldn’t approve. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out Bochica’s sister blend, Huitaca, which displays a reliably distinctive combination of body and bright acidity, exotic, fruity and subtle floral notes.

Harvest & Post-Harvest

Our Bochica is sourced from smallholder farmers from Colombia's most 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. After pulping, coffee is fermented in tanks for 26 to 36 hours. Then, parchment is washed in clean water and laid on parabolic beds to sundry for up to 20 days. We pay a premium for sun-drying, and for overall quality, to help producers remain sustainable. In addition to paying a premium for quality, Sucafina is also supporting communities through our sustainability programs. A premium from every bag of Bochica will go to support projects in partner communities, including quality improvement training and agroforestry projects for farmers in our supply chain.

Our Bochica marries this year-round supply chain 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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