Colombian Excelso Green Beans
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. There are 3 primary varieties grown in Colombia and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. The Colombian marketing board is called the FNC (Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros) created the terms "Supremo" and "Excelso" to help promote Colombian coffee. These terms relate only to the size of the beans and not the quality. Supremo beans are slightly larger than Excelso and Supremo has the largest bean size grading for Colombia (17/18).
These beans are a collection of small farmers under the Colombian Federation banner. They aren't from a particular region.
Colombian coffees have a huge range of flavours, from the heavier, chocolatier coffees through to jammy, sweet, fruity lots.*
Cupping Notes**: Medium body and acidity, high citric acidity, caramel, sweet fruit
*from "The World Atlas of Coffee"
**Please note that tastes vary according to how the beans were roasted, the taster's opinion etc.