Bourbon South Huila
- Score 88+
- Recommended for
- Espresso machine
For Nespresso compatible empty capsules
- Black tea
- Floral notes
Awarded Silver Medal in the Epicures de l'épicerie fine 2019 in the "Cafés" category. The 2019 "vintage" Bourbon South Huila offers us a complex, pure and juicy cup with notes of flowers, tea and sweet citrus. A silky body backed up by a wonderful mineral tension. Roasted in France by Terres de Café
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What is a score?
Our product range is categorised by score: 80+, 85+, 88+ We have the "Specialty Coffee Association of America" to thank for the system of "scores", who defined a very strict ratings protocol to evaluate the quality of speciality coffee. This ratings system enables players within the sector, as well as coffee lovers, to share a common language. Within this tasting protocol, the main criteria for the evaluation of a coffee are noted: odour, aroma, after-taste, acidity, body, harmony, purity...
The final score classifies the coffee within a hierarchy unique to speciality coffee. The coffee must achieve a score of at least 80/100 to be considered a speciality coffee.
A detailed look at the scores attributed to speciality coffee:
- - Score 80+ = very good coffee
- - Score 85+ = exceptional coffee
- - Score 88+ = grand cru* (great vintage)
Our blends, being mixtures of multiple coffees, are excluded from the rating system, although they are all comprised of speciality coffees.
*The SCAA classifies 90+ coffees as "Outstanding". We consider an 88+ coffee to reflect a quality that is already outstanding, already representing the excellence of the sector. In this regard, it is a Grand Cru.
The Bourbon Project aims to combine a significant batch of Bourbons grown by several small-scale producers from within the same region, to reward quality and to encourage the cultivation of noble varieties with a view to obtaining a great vintage with every harvest; one that is in line with our requirements and those of our customers.
Talk of the Bourbon Project spread like wildfire within the Huila Department, and dozens of farmers came to the Calzedonia cooperative to bring us their few bags of Bourbon, packaged in parchment. After tasting, we selected 13 small farms and different Bourbon varieties to increase the complexity of the cup.
The coffees have been purchased at a fixed price, at almost twice the market price, with enables the farmer to make a substantial profit. This margin will allow them to invest in their work tools, so as to increase quality and consistency, and to purchase neighbouring lands with a view to increasing their volumes, in a country in which 95% of the farms span less than 5 hectares, and 50% less than 1.
A speciality coffee
Speciality coffee are the best batches of coffee from farms or local cooperatives. They are fully traceable (botanical variety, region, plot) and respect demanding processing methods. This guarantees exceptional quality in the cup.