Our El Tiple line of Colombia green coffee is named for the Tiple, an instrument, used in traditional Colombian music. The tiple serves both as an accompanying instrument and for soloing. Similarly, our El Tiple coffees make crowd-pleasing Colombia coffees more accessible to roasters for use in blends, as accompanying coffees, or as single-origin, solo coffees.
Through El Tiple we are exploring Colombia's distinctive micro-climates and flavor profiles. Huila El Tiple Supremo EP was sourced from small, family-owned farms throughout the Huila department.
Huila is currently the largest producer of coffee in Colombia. However, its development was unconventional and unlike other regions such as Antioquia, Santander or Cundinamarca. Abundant labor from Huila, traveled to traditional coffee producing provinces to work as pickers. When they returned to their homeland, they brought not only money, but also coffee beans and knowledge. The rest, as they say, is history.
With 16 coffee-producing regions along three mountain ranges and two harvests each year, Colombia is a fresh coffee powerhouse. The South American origin also has access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which is a unique blessing for shipping logistics. Read more in our Colombia Origin Report.
*Information Courtesy of Genuine Origin
Colombia - Huila El TipleExcelso
Farm: Various Smallholder Farmers
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Bourbon
Altitude: 1670–1950 masl
Flavor: Bittersweet Chocolate, Caramel, Almond, Citrus