Green Coffee

Colombia La Lupa Estate

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Product Description

In a country as large as Colombia, with an established coffee industry that is spread over 17 regions, there is bound to be variation in quality with a range that includes truly exceptional through to rather ordinary. Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil and Vietnam – though holds the crown for being the largest producer of washed Arabica. The coffee producing areas lie among the foothills of the Andes and the Sierra Nevada, where the climate is temperate with adequate rainfall. Colombia has three secondary mountain ranges (cordilleras) that run towards the Andes and it is amongst these that the coffee is grown. The hilly terrain provides a wide variety of micro-climates which means that harvesting can take place throughout the year as the coffee of different farms will ripen at varying times. There are more than half a million growers spread throughout the key regions of Nariño, Cauca, Meta, Huila, Tolima, Quindio, Caldas, Risaralda, Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Cundinamarca, Guajira, Cesar, Madgalena, Boyacá, Santander and Norte de Santander. Key varietals include caturra, bourbon, typica, castillo and maragogype.


Acidity – 7.75 to 8.5
Rounded and pleasing acidity

Sweetness – 7.5 to 8
Good sweetness – will enhance espresso blends.

Character – 8 to 8.5
Rich almond/cocoa, hints of sweetmarzipan and plums.

Body – 7.5 to 8
Full bodied and smooth

Balance – 7.5 to 8
Depending on roast.



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