The city of Popayan is the capital of the state of Cauca, lying on the southern portion of Colombia. The surrounding coffee region is on the plateau where the Andes mountain range reaches southern Colombia from Ecuador. The Andes from there on breaks into the 3 separate mountain ranges (cordilleras) that cross the country from south to north. The Cauca and Popayan plateau is at an average of 1600 meters above sea level, and includes neighboring Purace volcano which has over time produced a rich volcanic soil.
Supremo Grade vs Excelso Grade, Supremo is of a higher consistency in terms of bean size being more tightly graded equating to slightly better uniformity. The flavour is the same as ever!