🌍 We ship coffee internationally!

Colombia

El Diviso

Elias Quilcue Apio

Flavours of passionfruit, glacé cherry, pineapple
Body     Acidity

Roasted omni for filter and espresso

Proud of his Paez indigenous roots, Elias demonstrates 30+ years of experience with this lot of washed Caturra, feeling silky and balanced in the cup.

Elias Quilcue Apio is a coffee producer with a proud indigenous heritage: the Paez people. His grandparents, who lived in the land he cultivates today, helped treat people in the community with natural remedies. They call this place El Diviso, nestled high in the southern mountains of Tolima, Colombia.

Elias got involved in coffee production in 2002. In 2019, motivated by a local association and after attending some workshops, he introduced numerous changes to the production process: harvest, infrastructure, handling… This immediately pushed up the quality of the coffee, which started selling in the specialty markets and brought a better income into the household.

El Diviso occupies 6 hectares, half of which are planted with coffee trees of Typica, Colombia and Caturra varietals. The rest is dedicated to growing other produce for local consumption. All of this is done with the highest consideration for the environment—Elias’ coffee and produce are certified Organic.

The fermentation style is quite distinctive, yet it still is considered traditionally washed. Ripe cherries ferment inside their pulp for about 20-24 hours, then floated to discard less dense fruits and other debris. After that, the cherries are pulped without water and then left to ferment in black bags for about 100-120 hours. Finally, these are washed with water twice, then dried in parabolic-covered patios for 20-25 hours, depending on the climate.

This lot features a beautiful and balanced washed Caturra.

Elias is content, proud of his history and contribution to the land and community. When he’s not tending the land and business, he weaves and crafts artisanal objects alongside his partner Esneida.


All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Caravela, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).




Resting your beans inside the sealed bag helps develop peak flavours and acidity.

Learn how long and why you should wait on our brewing window recommendations guide.


Try our step-by-step recipes and videos.

Our recipes are easy to follow and designed to bring the best out of our coffee. Find your favourite method on our brew guides collection or test a new one—and if you have any questions, ask us anytime at [email protected].

 

All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Caravela, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).

Resting beans inside the sealed bag helps develop peak flavours and acidity

Learn how long and why you should wait in our brewing window recommendations.

Try our step-by-step recipes and videos

Our recipes are easy to follow and designed to bring the best out of our coffee. Find your favourite method on our brew guides collection or test a new one—and if you have any questions, ask us anytime at [email protected].

Producer

Elias Quilcue Apio

Country

Colombia

Region

Tolima

Altitude

1750m above sea level

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Washed

Body

Medium

Acidity

Medium

Roast style

Omniroast

Varietals

Caturra varietal

Caturra is a natural mutation of Bourbon that was originally discovered in Brazil in 1937, considered to be the first naturally occurring mutation ever discovered.

The location

Coffee from Colombia

Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and benefits greatly from having one of the most unique and complex set of micro-climates of all coffee producing nations.


The Tolima region of Colombia

The word ‘Tolima’ comes from the local indigenous language and means a “river of snow or cloud”.

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

Subscribe to a world of coffee

Discover a new single origin coffee from Sample every 2, 3, or 4 weeks with no delivery fees.

No up-front purchase, and you can pause, cancel, or change plans at any time.

Subscribe now


You may also like:

View all our coffees