Colombia Peaberry Huila Coocentral Co-Op

Shade Grown

Aroma & Tasting Notes

Cherry     Cinnamon     Chocolate    Floral

Roast Level

Rich medium roast

100% Specialty Grade Arabica

More Info

Coffee Origin: Huila, Colombia, South America

Coocentral is a large, well-organized cooperative that buys over 10.2 million kilograms of parchment coffee from 16,625 members throughout the department of Huila, Colombia. The department of Huila is located in south-central Colombia in the municipalities of: Gigante, Garzón, Agrado, Pital, Tarquí, Guadalupe, and Suaza. This area is known for producing a higher-altitude coffee in a more temperate climate. Coocentral provides trainings and technical assistance for members, both in person and through a magazine published by the cooperative that provides market information and technical tips.

Coffee Varieties

This coffee comprises three Arabica varietals which thrive in the high-altitude, shade-grown rainforest environment: Caturra (80%), Variedad Colombia and Castillo, grown on small shareholder plots at an average altitude of 5,575 fasl.

Additional Information

Coffee plants produce their fruit in the form of a coffee cherry. Typically, the coffee cherry grows two halves of a bean within a single cherry. Sometimes the coffee cherry produces a single bean rather than two beans – this is known as a Peaberry. From a coffee drinker’s perspective, Peaberry coffee beans are much smaller in size than typical coffee beans. Since only one bean rather than two are formed, Peaberry coffee beans are said to be more robust in flavor and more acidic (good for taste) than regular Arabica coffee beans.

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