Bochica blend is sourced from cooperatives, associations and direct partners located across Colombia’s most famous coffee-growing departments. Bochica was the Muisca father of modern civilization. He brought morality and law to the people and taught them agriculture. Like its namesake, Colombia Bochica blend will bring order to your life. Every bag of Bochica purchased supports Sucafina’s sustainability projects in partner communities. The blend is faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: well-rounded, full body, chocolate and fruit-forward with bright acidity.
About this Colombian Specialty Coffee
Bochica is part of the Sucafina Originals range, a line of consistent and affordable blends directly sourced from our vertically-integrated supply chain.
According to indigenous Muisca mythology, Bochica was the father of modern civilization. Described as bearded man who brought morals and laws to the people, Bochica also taught indigenous people agriculture, crafts and other trappings of civilization.
Every bag purchased contributes to a Farmgate Initiative project.
Sustainability projects are just one of the many benefits of Bochica. The focus on producer resilience and roaster success means that, like its namesake, Colombia Bochica blend will bring order to your life. The vertically integrated and whole-harvest sourcing makes Bochica accessible and consistent.
Bochica blend is carefully sourced from origin partners by Sucafinas QC origin teams and is faithful to the traditional washed profile associated with Colombia: well-rounded, full body, chocolate and fruit-forward with bright acidity.
Bochica is sourced from smallholders in Colombia’s most famous coffee-growing regions. These farmers typically use the traditional Fully washed method of processing. Cherry is selectively handpicked and then pulped, usually on the farm. After pulping, coffee is fermented in tanks for 26 to 36 hours. Then, parchment is washed in clean water and laid on parabolic beds to sundry for up to 20 days. A premium is paid for sun-drying, and for overall quality, to help producers remain sustainable.
In addition to paying a premium for quality, Sucafina is also supporting communities through their sustainability programs. A premium from every bag of Bochica will go to support projects in partner communities.
Coffee in Colombia
Colombia has been producing and exporting coffee renowned for their full body, bright acidity and rich aftertaste, since the early 19th century.
Colombia boasts a wide range of climates and geographic conditions that, in turn, produce their own unique flavours in coffee. This also means that harvest times can vary quite a bit. In fact, between all its different regions, Colombia produces fresh crop nearly all year round.
The increasing focus on the specialty industry is changing the way traders and farmers do business. It is becoming more common for farmers to isolate the highest quality beans in their lots to market separately. These higher-quality lots are often sold under specific brands or stories.
Besides its wide variety of cup profiles, Colombia has quickly expanded its certification options over the past 10 years. The most common certifications available are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Organic.
COFFEE GRADE: FW 15+
FARM/COOP/STATION: Various fully traceable cooperatives, associations and direct partners within the Sucafina supply chain
PROCESSING: Fully washed
ALTITUDE: 1,300 to 1,900 meters above sea level
OWNER: Farmers working with Sucafina Colombia
REGION: Mainly Huila, Tolima, Caldas, Risaralda, Antioquia
FARM SIZE: 1 to 15 hectares on average
HARVEST MONTHS: Year-round, depending on the region
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How to store coffee at home
To keep your coffee as fresh as possible, you need to protect your coffee from air, sunlight, heat, and moisture. These all will contribute to making it stale and lose flavour.
We suggest keeping your coffee in an airtight container, in a cool, dry cupboard. Our bags all have a de-gassing valve, to let out CO2 that the beans produce once roasted, it’s not just there to sniff the coffee, and a reusable ziplock. So if you don’t have a fancy coffee jar just push the air out the bag, zip the lock and give the bag another squeeze to get any remaining air out.
Do not store your coffee in the fridge. Roasted coffee absorbs moisture from the air (hygroscopic) and will also take up surrounding aromas. The aromas and moisture levels in the fridge will react with the coffee and delicate flavours will deteriorate.
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