Colombia El Premio de Timaná is a classic representation of the popular Huila coffee growing region of Colombia. Huila is known for producing exceptionally high-quality coffee with distinctive characteristics. This light roast coffee is bright and complex, and is Fair Trade Certified™. It’s sure to please classic Colombian coffee fans, yet is still full of surprises.
Bright and zippy, our Colombia El Premio de Timaná comes from the famed Huila growing region of Colombia. Huila is not only the biggest coffee growing region in Colombia. This region is also known for producing exceptionally high-quality coffee with distinctive characteristics. This single origin light roast takes on that classic Huila flavor profile.
Colombia El Premio de Timaná comes to us from the Asprotimana Association, a Fair Trade Certified co-op in the Huila region. Small-holder farmers make up this co-op. Each farmer traditionally processes the coffees at their individual farms. Then, the farmers take their coffees to the association’s warehouse where lots are cupped and combined. As most producers in the Huila region are small-holders, Asprotimana has provided much needed support and market access. We have worked with Asprotimana over the years, and we are excited to highlight their exceptional coffees as a single origin offering.
Thirty two coffee farmers founded Asprotimana in 2001. These farmers founded the co-op because of their desire to create socio-economic stability for their families. Today the group has over 1000 members in the 22 villages surrounding the town of Timaná. For our selections we are working with a smaller group of 150 growers. The average farm size is also a bit larger, with 3-5 hectares being the norm. This farm size ensures that the farm owner is still managing every last detail. And, it’s still a good enough size where farmers can produce enough volume to ensure larger premiums for their quality. The result is the virtuous cycle of sustainability.
Altitude: 1400-1700 masl
Varieties: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia