Story Behind the Name: During the early 1870s, Russellville’s railroad was built and facilitated trade between other Rivers Valley towns. The depot is now a museum and the center of all things downtown Russellville. This Columbian bean pays homage to our train depot and is roasted just dark enough to keep you on “track” throughout your day. The Russellville Depot station was built around 1910 by the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. It is currently home to Main Street Russellville and is full of history.
Origin: Huila, Colombia
Processing Method: Washed
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
Altitude: 1200 - 2100 masl
Farm: Regional Smallholder Farms
Roast Level: Dark
Flavor Notes: Sugary and smooth fruity chocolate, brown sugar, dried cherry and grapefruit and a full mouthfeel.
Story Behind the Coffee: Colombia as a whole is well known for their coffee production, and with an annual output of about 12 million bags (that's nearly 100,000 tons!) they are the third largest coffee producer in the world. In addition to the quantity produced, Colombia is well known for producing consistently high quality coffees with mild, well-balanced, and varied flavor profiles.
A view of the landscape in the Huila region of Colombia, home to some of the highest peaks and largest rivers in the country.
The Huila region of Colombia is located in the southwest region of the country, resulting in much higher altitudes for coffee production than other areas of the country. These higher altitudes result in more complex, fruity, acidic, and aromatic flavor profiles than those of coffees produced in the northern regions of Colombia. Because of these geographical characteristics that make the Huila region prime land for coffee farming, crops from this area regularly win awards and honors for their quality and taste.
A smallholder farmer contributing her coffee to an agricultural cooperative. Cooperatives like these give small farmers a way to be competitive in such a massive market.