|Altitude:||1700-2000 metres above sea level|
Xamba profile represents the richness and diversity of the Cauca Department. It contains the flavours that characterizes this region through several thermal floors, different layers of volcanic soil and the uniqueness of microclimates given by the specific geographical layout of a region (terroir).
This diversity is promoted by the presence of the “Colombian Massif”, a mountain knot that originates once the Andes reaches Colombian territory in Cauca Department. The knot is the origin to 5 massive rivers among the 2 more important rivers of Colombia (Magdalena and Cauca), crossing the entire country from south to north to finally pour their waters in the Caribbean Sea. Also is the starting point of the western and central mountain ranges in the country which gives an extraordinary richness of volcanic soils in this territory.
All these factors combined provide the perfect environment for a rich and complex coffee profile for which this region is extensively known for. You can find a heavy background of dark chocolate, caramel and brown sugar with fruity notes of ripen berries and/or citrus notes to tangerine, orange and grapefruit that gives this coffee a distinctive and vibrant acidity. This medium-high acidity is beautifully paired with a clear “spiced” note that balances the flavours to round up the mouth feel perception, this spiced note is usually present in the after taste as a hint of cinnamon, cloves and/or nutmeg.
Xamba Coffee is selected from specific regions that comply with this unique and characteristic profile like Tambo, Corinto, Inzá, Jambalo, Toribio and Munchique. All coffee used for this selection has full traceability and farmers are directly beneficiated for their care and dedication to coffee production with price differential over the internal coffee price. The selection criteria is strictly given by flavour profiling so Xamba constitutes a reliable and consistent profile that can be used as a single origin or as part of a blend.