64 producers organized around Terra Coffee SAS
1650 – 1850 masl
Pitalito, Acevedo, Suaza, Guadalupe, Elias, Oporapa, Timana, Salado Blanco, Palestina, La Argentina, and San Agustin. Huila, Colombia
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Coffee cultivation from small family owned farms is the backbone of production in Colombia. This traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile comes from an association of 64 producers with small farms in Huila who are organized by Terra Coffee, which helps producers improve organic farm management and post-harvest practices. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, macerate the cherries for up to 72 hours before depulping and then ferment after depulping for up to 120 hours. The coffee is fully washed and gently dried on raised beds. Imagine the harmony between these producers in farm management and post-harvest practices to achieve a clean and consistent blend. But also just enough differences from farm to farm to create a rich complexity of flavors. An export company called Mastercol provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market, which provides better income for everyone to reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.