El Diviso Caturra

Colombia / Washed


Whole Beans

Classic Colombian full of finesse and balance. Milk chocolate, almond and flame raisin flavours sit harmoniously over a caramel base and candied citrus zest.



Producer: Linarco Rodriguez Ospina
Region: Palestina, Palestina Municipality, Department of Huila, Colombia
Farm: El Diviso
Cultivar: Caturra
Process: Washed Process
Altitude: 1700m asl


The dramatic, lush, and beautiful forested valleys of the Huila region in the south west of Colombia are home to some distinctive and amazing specialty coffees. These deep valleys help bring about unique flavour distinctions - caused by deep valley to deep valley variations in terroir and microfauna, along with each farmer having their own approach to processing their harvested coffee on their farms.

The town of Palestina is right in the heartland of Huila’s coffee production and Linarco Rodriguez is well regarded locally as one or the areas best producers. His approach to coffee farming represents a modern approach to specialty coffee in Colombia where quality and diversity of production process takes precedence over volume.

This is shown well by the cultivars he grows on El Diviso – Pink Bourbon, Caturra and Gesha. These are varieties grown for flavour, needing closer attention to keep the plants healthy. Of these three Caturra was once the variety of choice for many producers. Still very popular with quality focused producers it often delivers a quintessentially classic Colombian flavour profile.

We’ve opted for a medium roast with the Caturra to create balance and bring the most out of the rich milk chocolate base. Roasted nut, flame raisin and hints of vanilla come through over this base and there is a zesty candied citrus structure to El Diviso. The mouthfeel is full, round, and creamy, adding texture to the milk chocolate finish.