Colombian Coffees are commonly known to be big, rich, chocolaty coffees with exceptional fragrance and often great acidity. Colombia has many diverse growing regions, so the coffee varies mildly from region to region. Tropical fruit, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate are common adjectives. More intense acidity and bigger velvety body are variations you might find going from south to north as well.
“Excelso” is a bean size descriptor for exportable coffee from Colombia, not variety or cupping profile.
Exceslo is different according to the destination where it is exported. There are four different types of Excelso coffee:
Type “Klauss”: screen 16.5 for Germany
“Europa”: screen 15 for France, Spain and Italy. Tolerance: 2.5% of beans between screens 12 and 15
“Scandinavia”: Screen 14
“USA”: screen 14 for the U.S. Tolerance of 1.5% of beans between screens 12 and 14.