The cup: Savory and tart with nutty and mild flavors.
Coffees are given specific grades in Colombia, which refer primarily to the screen size of the seeds. Excelso grade coffee is at least a screen size of 15–16, which makes it slightly smaller than the other best-known Colombian coffee grade, Supremo.
The “EP” here stands for “European prep,” which means that the seeds were also specifically sorted to allow a max of 3–5 defects in a sample of either 1,000 beans or 300 grams.
Various smallholder farmers
Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, Tabi