De Beauvoir Espresso- Colombia Dulima



Colombia Dulima is Excelso EP grades sourced from high altitudes in the Tolima and Huila growing regions. Half of every hand-selected lot is guaranteed screen 17/18 or higher. As an excellent single origin or a consistent blender, this fully washed coffee is smooth and clean, with a pointed acidity and good body. The spread of coffee planting throughout Colombia in the early 19th century is attributed to a priest who made coffee planting a penance for his parishioners. It worked. Colombia is among the largest producer of coffee in the world, and was number two behind Brazil for decades. The Tolima growing regions is named after the Tolima district, which was home to Pijaos people before the Spanish arrived. The Pijaos were known among the Spaniards as fierce defenders of their homeland, which they called Dulima.


This coffee can stand alone as a dynamic single origin cold brew with sweet, dark chocolate, red grape and orange rind flavors. It can also be blended with our Brazil Eagle Espresso to achieve a nice mellow milk chocolate and browning sugar sweetness, plus a touch of dynamic citrus zest and red fruit flavor in the background. We recommend proportions of 70 Brazil Eagle Espresso / 30 Colombia Dulima for this flavour profile.


The Story of Colombia's Juan Valdez

In 1958, when Jose Duval walked into the Manhattan advertising agency of Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB), auditioning was old hat for the actor. Duval had come to New York from Havana 20 years earlier to pursue a career in opera, which evolved into a career in musical theatre and film. He’d played lead roles in many musicals, including Kismet, South Pacific, and the King in several productions of The King and I.  Auditioning for a Television commercial couldn’t have been too tough.


He won the part, only it wasn’t a part it was a role, the persona of a Colombian coffee farmer. Over the next 10 years, Duval would help create one of the most enduring advertising characters in history, Juan Valdez.