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Producers of Gigante Natural Anaerobic

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Cultivar Caturra
Minimum order 5 bags
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Processing Natural
Bag Size 70 Kg
Packaging Hermetic/GrainPro
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Region Huila
Estimated arrival 31 Jul, 2023
Processing Natural
Notes Sweet
Farming Reduced PesticidesShade-grownSmall farmYoung farmerPeace coffeeVisitors welcome
Cultivar Caturra
Altitude 1930 masl
Bag Size 70
Packaging Hermetic/GrainPro
Drying Sun-dried - African bed
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Terroir: Huila

Huila is framed by the Central and Eastern ranges of the Andes, with most of the region situated in the Magdalena River Valley, which provides a great variation in climate, with temperatures in this region varying between 17 and 26ºc, with altitudes between 1400 and 1900 metres above sea level. It is also characterised by volcanic soil with high nitrogen content, which contributes to the development of such unique and complex flavours.

Huila's coffees are known for splendid sweet flavours and bright acidity. Often characterized by round body, complex, expressive and intense fragrance, fruity notes of raspberry and pineapple, Huila's coffee can be very diverse due the complexity of soild and diversity of climates.

  • Altitude (masl) 1200-1800
  • Sunshine (hours/year) 1140-1400
  • Annual rainfall (mm) 1640-2080
  • Thermal Time (cumulative stages 2 and 3) 2430-3050


Caturra is a natural mutation that occurred in Minas de Gerais, of a single Bourbon gene that makes the plant grow smaller.  It is characterised by a low growth habit, short distance between nodes, intense green leaves and lateral branches with abundant secondary ramifications; all this allows its establishment at high planting densities, thus achieving higher yields per unit area.

It is very popular and sought after precisely because of its productivity combined with excellent cup quality. The only disadvantage is that it is quite susceptible to the rust ('roya'), which is why growers must take special care in pest management.

It is especially interesting and with a lot of potential at higher altitudes.  In the cup it is usually very sweet, balanced and intensely aromatic. Its profiles can vary fruity, floral or herbal.

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