Colombia Pitalito Santa Rita SWP Decaf

Farm Description

This Estate coffee comes from the small town of Santa Rita in the Pitalito municipality of Huila. There is a great benefit to sending off coffees you already have, affording some insight into what what's to come. Often 'spot' decafs provide very little provenance, and we take pride in knowing where this coffee comes from, not to mention the stunning cupping quality. This estate sits at a range between 1450 and 1750 meters, and is planted primarily in Caturra and Castillo. A solid non-decaf cup, we picked up a little bit extra to send off for decaffeination at the Swiss Water plant.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The ground coffee has a nice fragrance of vanilla and spice tearaw sugar, and dried fruits - the latter most prevalent in roasts closer to Full City. The vanilla/spice culmination carries over in the wet aromatics and is matched by a lingering smell of toasted sugar sweetness. At City+, the brewed coffee has fruited qualities, plum and red apple. There's an underlying sweetness of dark brown sugar, and a flavor that reminds me of coffee nib candy. This decaf has a gentle acidity too, a light hibiscus tea tartness, that comes out most in the middle roast ranges, along with baking spice notes low in the profile. Full City roast builds lots of bittersweet cocoa flavors, still holding onto tannic and tart fruit flavors too. Like most of our decafs, the cooler the cup, the more "decaf" flavor is uncovered. But with our SWP's these flavors are minimal, obfuscated by the positive cup characteristics.



Lot Size

20 x 60 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City, acidity is most prominent at City+ and lighter


Wet Process, then SWP Decaf



Grade & Appearance

Supremo; .6d/300gr, 17-18 Screen


Shipped to us in GrainPro

Further Green Coffee Offerings

Sweet Maria's Altiplano Blend

This is a great dual-purpose ...

Ethiopia Illubabor Kundi Gagi

Kundi Gagi has mild lemon grass smell in the dry fragrance, surrounded by layers of unrefined sugars, and a subtle raisin hint. Adding hot water brings out caramel sweetness that comes off like...

Rwanda Kivu Kageyo Station

This lot from Kageyo shines in both light and dark roast applications, the cup boasting equal parts raw sugar sweetness and complex baking spice notes. At City, the dry fragrance has a strong...