This coffee is produced by Grupo Giraldo Exotico de Altura, founded in 2004 with 15 farmers in the town of Giraldo. Grupo Giraldo Exotico de Altura lies under the jurisdiction of the Cooperativa de Caficultores del Occidente de Antioquia. The department of Antioquia, one of 32 departments in Colombia, is located in the central northwestern part of the country. It is here, in the heart of Colombia known as the coffee belt, where coffee is produced year round with certain harvest peaks. The growers combine their efforts in the Andean mountains at a high elevation to produce this bright and lively coffee.