Ever stop to think about all the variables that factor into creating a distinct, complex, clean and consistent regional blend? Here is one you will want to dissect, with one part terroir (from the coveted department of Huila), one part plant variety (Pink Bourbon), and one-part small farm collaboration (the backbone of Colombian production). This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile was produced from the efforts of 12 producers. Using their own micro-mill, each producer carefully harvested, sorted and floated cherries to remove damaged and less dense seeds, and then gently dried the cherries on raised beds. After drying the coffee is stored in grainpro bags to protect the shelf life of the coffee. The harmony between these producers in post-harvest practices was impressively precise to achieve such a clean and consistent blend. An export company called Inconexus provides crucial cupping evaluations to ensure the resulting harmony and character, as well as logistical support for things like warehousing and milling the coffee before exporting to the international market, which means better income reaches farmers so they can reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.