Quality Report - Colombia El Puente Huila Natural

About This Coffee

The Producers at Clearpath Coffee are working hard to make changes for the better. In 2018, they established El Puente, a social impact project that aims to work on three main problems that small holder farmers and producers in Colombia face when processing specialty grade coffee: a lack of post harvesting infrastructure, lack of financial resources, and the risk in experimenting with new processing methods that are demanded by the specialty industry.

El Puente looks to solve these problems for 240 families of coffee producers by taking on the risks of selling processed coffees to the right clients. They purchase the whole, harvested cherries from producers at a dry coffee price and process the cherries at the El Puente mill, where they have the infrstructure available to process up to 500 bags of 70kg coffee sacks every month. Most of the coffees go through the natural and honey processing methods, as washed methods use significantly more water to successfully process the coffee.

Clearpath Coffee have teamed up with the right people who help them be successful in this project and allow them to focus on helping producers thrive in a way that is socially and environmentally sustainable. They have allied with Yunus Social Business Colombia to help with the investment portfolio, Trilladora Aromas del Sur for use of their dry mill, and expert producers and community leaders to help with the processing and quality stages, including Claudia Samboni, Rodrigo Sanchez, Ayda Samboni and Felix Samboni, all of whom dedicate time and energy to helping El Puente thrive.

Farm Information

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Region: Palestina, Pitalito, San Adolfo
  • Farm/Coop/Mill: El Puente
  • Producer(If Known): Clearpath Coffee
  • Variety: Caturra, Castillo & Colombia
  • Process: Natural
  • Altitude: 1500 - 1800masl
  • Harvest: April - June & September - December (2021)
  • Sourcing Partner: Project Origin
  • Quality Score: 85

Roast Level: 


Flavour Profile

  • Aroma: Tropical Fruit
  • Flavour: Orange, Raisin, Tropical Fruit, Chocolate
  • Aftertaste: Chocolate
  • Acidity: Tropical Fruit & Orange
  • Body: Raisins
  • Balance & Overall: Balanced with strong Tropical fruit-like flavours and a short sweet Chocolatey finish 

Recommended Brewing Parameters

  • Espresso: 20g In, 40g Out, 27 Seconds
  • Milk-based (150ml): 23g In, 44g Out, 30 Seconds, 150g Milk
  • Pourover Filter (Chanho-Tornado): 15g In, 225g Out, 1 Minute 50 Seconds (45G Bloom, 30 Seconds)