Colombia

Huitaca: Sucafina Originals

Our Huitaca blend is sourced from fully traceable cooperatives, associations and direct partners located across Colombia's most famous coffee-growing departments. It displays a distinctive combination of body and bright acidity, exotic, fruity and subtle floral notes. Every bag of Huitaca purchased supports Sucafina’s sustainability projects in partner communities. Huitaca was the Muisca goddess of music and loved nothing better than a party. At an assured 84+ cup score, Huitaca can definitely PARTY ON!

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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

About This Coffee

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

Huitaca, an indigenous Colombian goddess of music and sexual liberation, loved nothing better than a party. Her Bacchanalian tendencies didn’t go over well with Bochica, the god of civilization, morals and law, and as punishment, he turned her into a white owl.

Every bag of Huitaca purchased contributes to our 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 Huitaca. With our vertically integrated and whole-harvest sourcing, our Huitaca will put wind under your wings. Our focus on producer resilience and roaster success means that, like its namesake, our Colombia Huitaca blend will help you and producers across the supply chain to party on.

The party continues all along our supply chain. Huitaca is sourced from our origin partners and selected by our experienced QC origin teams. Sourcing from some of the best farmers across Colombia's most famous coffee-growing departments, Huitaca displays a reliably distinctive combination of body and bright acidity, exotic, fruity and subtle floral notes. With an assured 84+ cup score, we’d call it a steal, and even though Bochica wouldn’t approve, PARTY ON, Huitaca!

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out Huitaca’s sister blend, Bochica, it’s faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: think chocolate, medium acidity, creamy full body.

Harvest & Post-Harvest

Our Huitaca is sourced from smallholder farmers from Colombia's most famous coffee-growing regions. The 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 each bag of Huitaca will go to support projects in partner communities, including quality improvement training and agroforestry projects for farmers in our supply chain.

Our Huitaca marries this year-round supply chain with a distinctive combination of body and bright acidity, exotic, fruity and subtle floral notes.

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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