The coffees originate from three south-eastern counties of Colombia: Antioquia, Risaralda and Valle.
When they arrive, all bags are weighed, and a sample is taken from each. The bags are stored at a mill in Santa Teresita. The quality of the coffee is analyzed at a lab, and the humidity is also continously monitored. If the coffee is found to be in order, and is approved, they are stored in bulk from then on.
The harvested coffee is put through a sorting machine at first, that separates foreign objects from it, then a cleaner, that filters out the smaller gravel and sand. Afterwards the coffee goes through a shaving machine and a sorting process which puts the beans in seven different size categories, including the big, pealike beans also. Finally every bean gets weighed, so that the inappropriate ones are filtered out.
The coffee is stored in a warehouse for three to six days, where only a small roof window is opened, that provides venting and the correct temperature.
Name of the coffee: Café Sofía
Region: Antioquia, Risaralda, Valle counties
Flowering period: June, July, August, December, January, February, March, April
Harvesting period: April, May, June, September, October, November, December
Transporting period: April, May, June, September, October, November, December
Mill: Trilladora Santa Teresita
Exporter: Altamira Supremo S.A.S
Size of the coffee beans: 19
Characteristics: Rich aroma, pleasantly full texture and acidity