El Macizo Colombiano is the geographic breakpoint where the Andes mountain range splits into three distinct ranges and forms the water source for five of the most important rivers in Colombia. In english, Macizo means “solid’’ or “massive” and that is exactly what we have come to expect of Royal’s annual supply from the municipality San Agustin in the department of Huila. The town of San Agustin is quaint, and the surrounding countryside is lush green year-round. There is even a UNESCO world heritage site to mark the largest collection of pre-columbian megalithic sculptures in South America. This particular lot comes from a group of 13 producers organized around an association called Terra Coffee SAS, and export company called Mastercol, which provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and milling coffee for export to the international market. Each producer manages their own farm averaging just a few acres in size. Small enough for each producer to individually process the harvest with their own micro-mill, which allows for meticulous care in cherry selection, depulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Mastercol ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process.