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.
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.
Huitaca is selected by our experienced QC origin teams. Sourced from some of the best farmers across Colombia's most famous coffee-growing departments, it 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, even though Bochica wouldn’t approve, PARTY ON, Huitaca!
Harvest & Post-Harvest
Our Huitaca is sourced from various small holder 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 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.
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.