Norbey Quimbayo

Released September 11, 2019

Flavours of tropical fruit, sherbet
Body     Acidity

This coffee was produced by Norbey Quimbayo and his wife on their farm, La Esmeralda, in Colombia’s Huila district. It’s all tropical fruit and sherbet and we’re loving it here at the roastery.

Torbey’s farm is in Acevedo, Huila, under an hour away from Pitalito where microlots from across Huila are collected for milling.

Huila boasts the perfect combination of high quality soil and geography to produce high quality, fruit-driven coffee like the coffees we feature here at Sample. It’s quickly becoming one of the largest coffee-producing regions in Colombia.

This week you’re drinking the Tabi varietal, a relatively new coffee cultivar developed by the Colombian Federación Nacional de cafeteros, the association representing the country’s coffee growers. It was released in 2002 as part of Colombia’s efforts to combat the leaf rust disease which can decimate crops, and is a hybrid of the bourbon, typica and timor varietals.

FNC’s work developing Tabi managed to keep the positive flavour profiles of Bourbon and Typica, while Timor varietal brings resistance to leaf rust. The name Tabi means “good” in the Guambiano (a native Colombian tribe) dialect.




Acevedo, Huila


1700-1750m above sea level






Norbey Quimbayo





Map showing location of Colombia Norbey Quimbayo

What makes up Colombia Norbey Quimbayo?


Tabi varietal

Released in 2002 as part of Colombia’s efforts to combat leaf rust, it is a hybrid of bourbon, typica and timor.

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 Huila region of Colombia

This region boasts the perfect combination of high quality soil and geography and is quickly becoming one of the largest coffee producing regions in Colombia. One of the best regarded regions for high quality, fruit driven coffee.

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

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